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Football: Ronaldo scores twice as Real cruise into Cup final

Published on Feb 12, 2014 6:39 AM
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal against Atletico Madrid during their Spanish King's Cup semi-final second leg soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on Feb 11, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MADRID (AFP) - Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice from the penalty spot and was also hit on the head by a lighter thrown from the crowd as Real Madrid sealed their place in the Copa del Rey final with a 2-0 win (5-0 on aggregate) over holders Atletico Madrid.

Any chance of Atletico recovering from their 3-0 defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu last week was extinguished after just seven minutes when Ronaldo opened the scoring after being upended by Manquillo.

The Portuguese star doubled his tally nine minutes later from another penalty as this time Gareth Bale was felled by Emiliano Insua.

Ronaldo's eventful evening continued as, moments after being booked for a clash with Manquillo, he was then hit by a lighter thrown by the Atletico fans as the players headed to the dressing rooms at half-time.

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