Real Madrid Vs. Barcelona 2011, Copa Del Rey Final: Cristiano Ronaldo Goes Close

Lionel Messi has continued to show off his completely unparalleled technical skill and footwork so far in extra time, but the Real Madrid defenders have continued to deny scoring chances to the Barcelona superstar. If he doesn't find the goal soon, his team could pay the price, because...

In the eighth minute of extra time, a rare giveaway by the usually flawless Xavi set up a scoring opportunity for Real Madrid. The star midfielder almost never takes a bad touch, but in this instance, he gave the ball right to Xabi Alonso in the center of the pitch. Real broke quickly, and as only Alonso and a couple of other players in the world can, Madrid's deep lying playmaker played an unbelievable through ball down the right hand side to Cristiano Ronaldo. He sprinted towards the penalty area, leaving his defender in the dust, but unfortunately for the Madridistas, the adrenaline got the better of him in the moment and he smoked his shot wide of the far post.

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