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Cristiano Ronaldo added the cherry to the top with a neatly-taken goal on 92 minutes. He had been rested from the starting line-up after a strenuous international campaignm, but came on after an hour to add some attacking threat.

Granero scored the opener just before half-time while Guti and Cristiano Ronaldo netted the definitive goals in the second half.

The first half was a constant give-and-take. The best play of the match came on the 38-minute mark. Marcelo connected a volley after a nice combination between Xabi Alonso, Guti and Kaka, but Kameni made a brilliant save. Twenty seconds later Granero netted his first goal of the season after some quick first-touch passes between himself and Kaka. ‘The pirate’ became the first goal-scorer of the Cornella-El Prat Stadium.

The second half saw Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul substituted for Benzema and Higuain. The second goal of the evening came on the 76-minute mark. Kaka dribbled past his defender and cut the ball back from the goal-line. Guti was waiting for it and defeated Kameni with a low shot.

Cristiano Ronaldo netted the definitive strike in injury time after yet another wonderful long pass by Guti.