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Cristiano: "We produced an enormous performance"

The Portuguese also became the first player to score in sixth successive Clásicos at the Camp Nou. "It's beautiful, it will go down in the history of Spanish football," he said.


Cristiano Ronaldo declared that Real Madrid produced "an enormous performance" in the Camp Nou to beat Barcelona 1-3 to reach the Copa del Rey final.

The forward scored the first goal of the night, slotting home a penalty kick on 13 minutes after he was fouled in the area by Gerard Piqué, and then added the second on 57 minutes, firing in the rebound after Jose Manuel Pinto had saved from Ángel Di María.

"It was a very good game, we played really well, we were very focused and displayed a great attitude from the first minute," Cristiano told 'Canal +'.

"We played better than Barça, it's very hard to score three goals at the Camp Nou."

Positive performances in the Camp Nou: "Recently we've played very well here, we play better here than at home. We need to maintain this confidence. Most of our players love playing here and things are going well for us."

Saturday's Clásico: "You are always motivated to beat Barcelona. The league is less important because they've got a lot more points than us, we have to focus more on the cup and the Champions League, but, without a doubt, we will go out to play as well as possible."

Did you expect this performance: "To tell the truth, no, but the team were brilliant. Now we have to go to Manchester but this will give us a lot of confidence."

Scoring in six successive games as the Camp Nou: "It's beautiful, it will go down in the history of Spanish football."

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