BARCELONA, SPAIN (FEBRUARY 26, 2013) (REUTERS) - Barca fans left the Camp Nou stadium disappointed after Real Madrid beat their team 3-1 in their King's Cup semi-final second leg on Tuesday (February 26).Cristiano Ronaldo crushed Barcelona's treble hopes with two goals and became the first player to score in six straight 'Clasicos' away from home, while Barca rarely threatened despite dominating possession.
"Madrid deserved it. They played better than Barca did. They are fair winners. It is really annoying but we must congratulate them. When they play well, they play well," Ahmed told Reuters outside the stadium.
"I feel anger, but you can't always win it all. It is really annoying, I feel really powerless," Arnau Bilbao said.
"We are too used to winning," his friend Claudia Calvo added.
World Player of the Year Lionel Messi went close in the first half with a low free kick but otherwise cut a forlorn figure and barely mustered a shot on goal.
"I feel bad, we lost. And they won us over. We have our way of playing, but if they have measured our moves then we have to open up and play with our wingers, with our fast guys. We cannot expect Messi to get through the pitch when he has one player after another coming towards him. If he tries to get out of there they end up getting him and he can't do anything up front. He needs other players by his side to open a bit up for him. If we don't do it that way, we won't make it," Joan Bosch said.
Real's thumping victory will give them a huge boost ahead of Saturday's La Liga clash at home to Barca and Tuesday's Champions League last 16 second leg at Manchester United.
Barca, 12 points clear of Atletico at the top of La Liga but facing Champions Leagueelimination after losing 2-0 at AC Milan last week, need to pick themselves up for Saturday's trip to the Bernabeu and the return leg at home to Milan on March 12.