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Image courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/PDCRaymond van Barneveld missed out on a place in the final of the European Championship after a nine-dart-finish sparked a sensational run from Michael van Gerwen in their semi-final.

‘Barney’ was leading 4-2 when the world number one fired in his perfect leg and van Gerwen went on to win 11-6.

van Barneveld’s run to the last four had included impressive victories against Peter Wright, Vincent van der Voort and Simon Whitlock.

The five-time World Champion will face van Gerwen again in round one of The Masters in Edinburgh next weekend.