Suarez: Two severe Torres fouls

Luis Suarez felt Fernando Torres committed ‘two severe fouls’ to get sent off as Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

Torres opened the scoring in the quarter-final first leg but was sent off before half time, Suarez netting twice after the break to tip the balance towards Barca ahead of next week’s second leg.

“[The red card] was crucial. Everyone knows the quality of player he is,” AS quotes Suarez saying regarding Torres’ red card.

“He committed two severe fouls. It was a shame because it would have been nice to be 11 against 11.”

Suarez – who himself some felt could have seen red for kicking out at Juanfran – added that he fully expects a challenging encounter at Vicente Calderon.

“Knowing it’s going to be a difficult game we were able to score another goal. They’re obliged to score there,” he noted.

“It will be a similar game to today but we have to be calm and they have the obligation to win. If we score a goal they have to score two.”

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