Suarez Saved Barcelona,,Bayern munich beat Benfica


Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona came from behind to beat Atletico Madrid 2-1, while Arturo Vidal's early goal handed Bayern Munich a 1-0 win over Benfica.

La Liga Giants, Barcelona FC, on Tuesday thrashed rivals Atletico Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Fernando Torres initially set Atletico Madrid on the lead with an early goal following an assist from Koke in the 25th minute. A second-half onslaught from Barca ensued and Suarez turned the game on its head as he bundled home to equalise before powering in a header for the winner 16 minutes from time.

The sides meet once more to decide who will progress to the semi-finals at Atletico’s Vicente Calderon on April 13.

Barca had been beaten for the first time in 39 games stretching back six months by Real Madrid on Saturday and were again far from their best as Atletico looked comfortable until Torres was given his marching orders 10 minutes before half-time.

Barca’s superstar front three of Messi, Suarez and Neymar then came to life as the hosts camped Atletico inside their own half for the final 40 minutes.

Atletico’s resistence lasted just over an hour until Neymar drilled Dani Alves’s cross goalwards and Suarez was on hand to bundle home his 44th goal of the season.

Suarez consequently made good use of an assist from Daniel Alves to secure dominance for the Spanish giants in the 74th minute, a goal that was enough to ensure they secured the three points.

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