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Torres red card hurts Atletico as Barcelona win 2-1


Torres red card hurts Atletico as Barcelona win 2-1


Barcelona came through their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Atletico Madrid with a 2-1 victory at the Nou Camp.

Two goals from Luis Suarez gave Barca the win after Fernando Torres put Atletico ahead, he was later red carded.

Suarez was happy with the outcome:“We are aware that we got a good result, we are also aware that they scored an away goal although, they have to score in Madrid, because we are leading.”

Atletico coach Diego Simeone was furious that referee Felix Brych failed to spot Suarez aim a kick a Atletico’s Juanfran:“The second leg of the quarter-finals will be at the Calderon. Let’s hope we will be there among the best four teams hanging around in the same way we are hanging around in La Liga. Slowly, slowly, we have began to bother some people in Europe.”

Fernando Torres was sent off for a second red card offence while his side were leading, the former Liverpool and Chelsea striker is suspended for the second leg.

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