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Di Maria helps Real win Copa del Rey

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VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Gareth Bale filled the void left by the injured Cristiano Ronaldo, sealing Real Madrid's 19th Copa del Rey title with a late goal in Wednesday's 2-1 win over Barcelona.

Ronaldo's extra-time play gave Madrid the 2011 Copa del Rey title at Barcelona's expense. In his absence Wednesday, Bale scored in the 85th minute - his first goal in three "clasico" matches - to make sure Madrid repeated the feat.

Angel Di Maria scored Madrid's opener from a counterattack in the 11th minute, capitalizing on a Barcelona lineup that seemed to lack ideas in attack and was slow to recover in defense.

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