Luis Suarez fires Barcelona into Copa Del Rey final

Luis Suarez fires Barcelona into Copa Del Rey final

Luis Suarez went from hero to villian real quick in Barcelona's Copa Del Rey second leg semi-final clash against rivals Atletico Madrid.

Atletico came into the match at Camp Nou 2 - 1 down from the first leg played at the Vincente Calderon.

Luis Suarez opened the scoring two minutes before half time. Lionel Messi conjured up some magic, beat three players and fed a through ball to Suarez who could only score.

Luis Suarez fires Barcelona into Copa Del Rey final

Suarez celebrates his goal

The real drama of the game came in the second half. First Sergi Roberto was shown a second yellow for a dangerous tackle on Luis Felipe.

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In the 69th minute Yannick Carrasco was shown a second yellow for a reckless challenge and saw the game even.

In the 77th minute Messi had a freekick opportunity which he smashed off the post.

Luis Suarez fires Barcelona into Copa Del Rey final

Denis Suarez in action against Atletico

In the 79th minute Atletico had a penalty which was taken by Gamiero and fired way over the post.

The Frenchman however scored Atletico's goal when he slipped past Pique to score a fine goal and set up a frantic final ten minutes of the game.

Luis Suarez fires Barcelona into Copa Del Rey final

Gamiero scores Atletico's goal

Suarez who had earlier seen a goal ruled offside was shown his marching orders in the 87th minute.

Atletico banged on all corners to get the goal but Barcelona held firm to qualify for their seventh final in the past eleven years.

Barcelona will face one of Celta Vigo and Alaves who play tomorrow in the final.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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