Messi, Suarez finish off Atletico, Barca reaches Copa final


Published 5:26 p.m. ET Feb. 7, 2017 | Updated 8 hours ago

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez teamed up again to send Barcelona to a fourth consecutive Copa del Rey final after a combative 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday that saw three players sent off.

Suarez fired in a rebound from Messi’s shot to put Barcelona ahead, but the Uruguay striker will miss the final after being dismissed for a second booking in the 90th minute of a game that helped his team to a 3-2 victory on aggregate.

Suarez scored two minutes before halftime after Messi had dribbled through Atletico’s defense and forced goalkeeper Miguel Moya to make a save.

“We did what we needed to do to reach the final and with hard work we got there,” Suarez said. As for his red card, he added: “The sending-off makes me laugh because it seems to be what the referee…

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