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FC Barcelona News: 21 April 2011; Barcelona Lose in Final, Ramos Drops Cup Under Bus

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Ronaldo heads Real to victory | ESPN
The first 90 minutes had ended goalless, with Madrid on top in the opening period and Barca better after the break. But despite the Catalans' superior possession in extra-time, Mourinho's men looked dangerous on the break and after Ronaldo had angled a low shot just wide, the Portuguese beat Jose Manuel Pinto with a brilliant header following Angel di Maria's pinpoint cross.

Rosell feels Barça can still feel proud | FCBarcelona
After losing the cup final, Sandro Rosell’s message was clear: “We’re not going away with our hands empty. We can take away plenty of pride, having played some great football … I am happy because of what the players have done and especially for the fans, who set a great example.”

Copa del Rey unharmed after horror fall | ESPN
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos said the Copa del Rey is in good shape after he dropped the trophy under the wheel of the team bus. The cup slipped from Ramos' grasp as Madrid celebrated their 1-0 victory over Barcelona on Wednesday night, and footage showed it was caught under the front wheel of the coach.

Zinedine Zidane claims Real Madrid were lucky against Barcelona – Copa del Rey news | Bettor
The 38-year-old admitted that Barcelona controlled most of the game but lacked the finishing touches. He insisted that the Whites were fortunate to record an all important win which will certainly infuse confidence in Jose Mourinho’s squad. He hailed the efforts of Real’s defence, which stood firm throughout the entire 120 minutes and never allowed Barcelona to ease past them.

Cristiano Ronaldo winner for Real Madrid makes him joint-top scorer with Barcelona's Lionel Messi in Copa del Rey | Goal
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has finished top scorer in the Copa del Rey this season along with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi after the Portuguese headed home the winner in the final on Wednesday evening.

Barcelona best paid global sports team | FC Business
According to the Global Sports Salaries Survey 2011, to be published this week by sportingintelligence, Barcelona’s first team players earned an average £95,081 per player per week, or £4,944,211 per year in the period under review.

Dubai group says will buy Spanish club Getafe | Reuters
"It is Getafe... we will announce it in a big way tomorrow," Suleiman al Butti, project manager of Royal Emirates Group, told Reuters. Royal Emirates, an investment firm chaired by Sheikh Butti Bin Suhail Al Maktoum, said in statement on Tuesday the club would be named "Team Dubai", although it was not clear whether that would become the team's official name.

Uefa fine Villarreal’s Nilmar and Santiago Cazorla for picking up bookings in Europa League quarter-final | Goal
Uefa have imposed a fine on Villarreal duo Nilmar and Santiago Cazorla for deliberately picking up yellow cards during their Europa League quarter-final first-leg encounter against Twente on April 7. Striker Nilmar and midfielder Cazorla got themselves into the referee’s book late in their 5-1 victory over the Dutch champions at El Madrigal.

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