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Barcelona face end of winning era

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Barring a drastic turn of fortune, Barcelona is on the brink of finishing its worst season since former coach Pep Guardiola molded it into one of the most successful sides to play the game.

Barcelona's stinging 2-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday completed an eight-day span that can be described as a debacle for the Catalan club.

Sports daily Sport summed it up with the headline: "This winning era is over, let the new one begin!"

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