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Ronaldinho double gives Barcelona 3-1 win over Hearts

July 29, 2007 17:21 IST

Ronaldinho scored twice as Barcelona wrapped up their Scottish pre-season tour with a convincing 3-1 win over Hearts before a record 57,857 home crowd on Saturday.

The Brazilian put Barca ahead with a 21st-minute penalty and restored their lead with a 40th-minute header after Finn Juho Makela had stabbed in a quick equaliser from Christophe Berra's header across goal.

Second half substitute Thierry Henry, who scored in Barcelona's 1-0 win over Dundee United on Thursday, set up the third six minutes after the interval for Mexican teenager Giovanni Dos Santos.

The Frenchman ended a fine run by squaring a pass to the 18-year-old who slotted home from close range.

The friendly was played at Murrayfield, home of the Scotland rugby union team, to accommodate a bigger crowd. The previous record for a Hearts home match was 53,396 for a Scottish FA Cup match against Rangers in 1932.

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