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Suarez double salvages Barca against 10-man Atletico

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016,11:10 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Barcelona | Atletico Madrid were left to rue Fernando Torres’s first-half red card as Luis Suarez’s double handed Barcelona a 2-1 lead, heading into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

Torres got Atletico off to the perfect start as he slotted home Koke’s through ball for a vital away goal on 25 minutes, but saw two quickfire yellow cards to leave his side a man short for over an hour.

A second-half onslaught from Barca ensued and Suarez turned the game on its head as he bundled home to equalise, before powering in a header for the winner 16 minutes from time.

The sides meet once more to decide who will progress to the semi-finals at Atletico’s Vicente Calderon on April 13.

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