Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 at home in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinals. Can Atletico turn it around in the second leg at home on Wednesday?
Luis Suarez scored twice in Barcelona's victory in the first leg – a match that featured 10 yellow cards. Two of the 10 cards went to Fernando Torres, who scored Atletico's opening goal, then was sent off in the 36th minute. Suarez got away with a couple of fouls that might have warranted cards as well, but he cashed in on two opportunities in the 63rd and the 74th minutes. The pair of yellows for Torres means that the striker will miss the all-important second leg because of suspension.
This will be the fourth meeting of the season between these bitter Spanish rivals, who are also first (Barcelona) and second (Atletico) in La Liga. All three matches have been won 2-1 by Barcelona, who now has seven wins and a tie in their last eight meetings with their rivals. Atletico last beat Barcelona 1-0 in the Champions League in April 2014.
Soccer : Atletico Madrid Attempt to End Barcelona's Dominance on Wednesday
Atletico Madrid have failed to beat Barcelona in their last eight meetings, including three this season. They'll try to snap that streak at home on Wednesday in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal.
Barcelona won 2-1 in the first leg, which had 10 yellow cards. Fernando Torres was sent off for Atletico, but not before he scored a big away goal. Luis Suarez scored a pair for Barcelona, who is coming off an away loss to Real Sociedad in La Liga. That loss opened the door for Atletico to catch up in league play, but they'd love to end Barcelona's Champions League dreams this week.