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Barcelona wins Copa del Rey final

Updated: May 26, 2012, 12:21 AM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- Barcelona provided Pep Guardiola with the perfect sendoff by routing Athletic Bilbao 3-0 in the Copa del Rey final on Friday night, the club's 14th trophy in four seasons under its most successful coach.

Pedro Rodriguez scored in the third and 25th minutes, and Lionel Messi ended his record-setting season with his 73rd goal in the 20th minute. The Catalan club demonstrated the virtues the marked Guardiola's four seasons in charge -- quick-touching passing, intricate combinations ...

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