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WATCH: Ronaldo sinks brilliant free kick in Copa del Rey defeat

11:24 PM WAT 25/01/2017
Cristiano Ronaldo Celta Real Madrid Copa del Rey
The Real Madrid star scored to give his side hope, but it wasn't enough as Los Blancos slumped to a 4-3 aggregate defeat to Celta Vigo.

Real Madrid may have crashed out of the Copa del Rey, but Cristiano Ronaldo didn't go down without a fight.

While Celta Vigo ultimately secured its spot in the semifinals with a 2-2 draw Wednesday — clinching a 4-3 aggregate triumph — Ronaldo gave Madrid hope with a 62nd-minute free kick that pulled his side within a goal of equalizing.

With Madrid down 1-0 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate, Ronaldo hammered his dipping, 25-yard set piece inside the far post.

It wasn't enough, though, as Celta's Daniel Wass and Madrid's Lucas Vazquez traded late goals, leaving Los Blancos one strike short of completing the comeback.