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Barcelona holds off Real Madrid in Copa

Updated: January 25, 2012, 7:00 PM ET
Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain -- Pedro Rodriguez and Dani Alves scored first-half goals, and Barcelona held off a spirited Real Madrid comeback attempt Wednesday night to eliminate the defending Copa del Rey champion with a 2-2 tie.

Following the ninth clasico between the rivals in nine months, Barcelona advanced to the semifinals on 4-3 aggregate and next plays Valencia or Levante.

Pedro entered in the 30th minute after Andres Iniesta limped off, and put Barcelona ahead in the 43rd minute off ...

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