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Guardiola bids adieu to La Liga with a draw

Ten-man Barcelona needed an injury-time goal to secure a 2-2 draw at Real Betis on Saturday in coach Pep Guardiola's final La Liga game in charge.

sports Updated: May 14, 2012 01:43 IST
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Ten-man Barcelona needed an injury-time goal to secure a 2-2 draw at Real Betis on Saturday in coach Pep Guardiola's final La Liga game in charge. Sergio Busquets got an early goal for the Catalans before they had Dani Alves sent-off early in the second-half.

Ruben Castro took full advantage of the numerical difference to score twice for Betis in the final 20 minutes, leaving Guardiola staring at defeat until Seydou Keita headed in an equaliser in the dying moments.

The departing coach can look back with satisfaction on four seasons in which he has won 13 trophies including three leagues titles before Real Madrid triumphed this season. His final game will be on May 25 when Barca take on Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Cup final.

"I have no idea what memories I leave the league with. I hope they are good ones that last a long time," said Guardiola.

Dortmund beat Bayern to win German cup
Bundesliga football champions Borussia Dortmund lifted the German Cup to seal a double following a 5-2 hammering of Bayern Munich at outsold Berlin Olympia stadium.

German record champion Bayern Munich suffered the fifth consecutive loss against Dortmund following a crucial hat-rick by striker Robert Lewandowski Saturday, Xinhua reported. Shinji Kagawa and Mats Hummels also netted for Dortmund while Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery scored one each for Bayern.

Seedorf mulls future as Van Bommel exits
Dutchman Clarence Seedorf has left a question mark over his future at AC Milan as a number of fellow veterans prepare to leave the Serie A club.

Seedorf, 36, has not ruled out the possibility of remaining with Milan, where he has been since 2002, but he appears undecided. "I haven't yet decided what to do in the future but I will continue to play. I haven't decided where yet but it could also be here," he told Sky.

Meanwhile, fellow Dutchman Mark van Bommel is set to leave Milan to return to his club PSV Eindhoven.

Raul signs for Qatari club Al Sadd
Spanish veteran striker Raul Gonzalez has signed with Qatar's Al Sadd, several weeks after announcing he would leave Bundesliga club Schalke at the end of the season.

The Qatar Football Association said Sunday that the Doha club had signed the 34-year-old.