Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Real burns Barça

Real Madrid reach the final of the Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey) with a spectacular 3-1 away win at arch rivals Barcelona, with two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo. It has long been said that José Mourinho knew how to beat Barça although his players did not; yesterday was a story of revenge for Real.

The spoils this year for Real Madrid may be the Champions League (adversary Manchester United after a home 1-1 draw) and the Copa del Rey (3-1 away win at Barcelona after a home 1-1 draw) with the Spanish La Liga going to Barcelona. Yesterday Real went 3-0 up at Nou Camp with two goals from Cristiano Rolaldo and one from Raphael Varane, and a consolation from Barcelona's Jordi Alba.

How the leagues stand

 Premier League 27 games

1 Manchester United 68 points; 2 Manchester City 56; 3 Tottenham Hotspur 51; 4 Chelsea 49; 5 Arsenal FC 47.

La Liga 25 games

1 FC Barcelona 68 points; Atlético Madrid 56; Real Madrid 52.

Bundesliga 23 games

1 FC Bayern Munchen 60 points; 2 Borussia Dortmund, 43; 3 Leverkusen 42

Serie A 26 Games

1 Juventus 58 points; 2 Napoli, 52; 3 Lazio, 47; 4 AC Milan 45; 5 Inter  44.

Ligue 1 26 games

1 PSG 54 points; 2 Olympique Lyonnais, 51; 3 Olympique de Marseille, 46; 4 OGC Nice 45; 5 AS Saint-Etienne 44

Russian Premier League 19 games

CSKA (43), Anzhi Makhachkala (41) and Zenit St. Petersburg (38) are 1,2,3 in the Russian Premier League.

Portuguese Premier League 20 games

1 FC Porto 52 points, ahead of Benfica (second), 52 points on goal difference. 3 Paços de Ferreira, 35; 4 SC Braga 34.

 

Aleksei Federov

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