Video: Cristiano Ronaldo outshines Lionel Messi as Real Madrid crush Barcelona

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Cristiano Ronaldo was the main man in the Camp Nou again as he led Real Madrid to a crushing 3-1 win over Barcelona and Lionel Messi in the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg.

Barcelona went into the game with the advantage having come away from the Santiago Bernabeu with a 1-1 draw.

Lionel Messi so rarely has quiet games that it is possible to forget just how crucial he is for Barcelona to play well.

The little Argentinean was not at the races on Tuesday night and his Ballon d’Or rival took his cue to stamp his authority on the tie.

Cristiano Ronaldo created the first after only 13 minutes when he got one-on-one with Gerard Pique in a breakaway and drew a foul in the box before despatching the penalty.

Carles Puyol was made to look silly by Angel di Maria for the second – his saved shot was fired in on the rebound by Ronaldo.

19-year-old defender Raphael Varane repeated his heroics from the first leg and jumped highest to head in the third.

Jordi Alba scored a classy consolation with only a couple of minutes remaining but the game was already done.

Watch all the goals above.

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