BARCELONA-ATLÉTICO

Suárez lucky to escape red after kicking out at Juanfran

Shortly before Fernando Torres' sending-off, the Barcelona striker was fortunate to avoid punishment after tussling with the Atleti defender.
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Suárez lucky to escape red after kicking out at Juanfran
Vicens Gimenez © Vicens Gimenez

Luis Suárez proved the match-winner for Barcelona in Tuesday night's Champions League quarter-final encounter with Atlético Madrid.

However, the Uruguayan could well have seen red before his two-goal salvo handed Los Azulgranas a 2-1 first-leg advantage.

In the 34th minute, Suárez was lucky to stay on the field after appearing to kick out at Atleti full-back Juanfran, with the incident going unseen by referee Felix Brych.

Suárez appears to kick out at Juanfran (left) before being booked after tussling with Filipe Luis (right).

Shortly afterwards, Atlético goalscorer Fernando Torres was dismissed when he picked up a second yellow card for a foul on Sergio Busquets.

Suárez was later booked by German official Brych following a second-half off-the-ball clash with defender Filipe Luis.