Suarez gives Barca slim victory, as Bayern Munich underperform in Munich

By Daily Sports on April 6, 2016

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Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona fought back to beat 10-man Atletico Madrid in an action-packed Champions League quarter-final first leg.

Atletico scored a potentially valuable away goal when Fernando Torres blasted in a clinical first-time shot.

But the game turned when Torres was sent off before half-time for two needless bookings inside seven minutes.

Holders Barca upped the tempo after the break, Suarez prodding in the equaliser then powerfully heading in the winner.

However, the Uruguayan had been fortunate not to be shown a first-half red card for kicking out at Atletico right-back Juanfran.

The teams will meet again in the second leg at the Vicente Calderon next Wednesday.

In Munich, Arturo Vidal's early goal gave five-time winners Bayern Munich victory over Benfica in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

The midfielder headed home Juan Bernat's cross from the left in the first attack of the game.

Bayern, though, failed to build on their advantage as they struggled to break down a well-organised Benfica.

The visitors could have snatched a draw when Jonas' second-half strike was blocked by Javi Martinez.

Bayern, who have reached the semi-finals every year since 2012, will need to improve on an unusually lethargic performance if they are to avoid an upset in next Wednesday's return leg in Portugal.

Source Daily Sports

Posted April 6, 2016

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