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Barcelona protected as Torres had been sent off

Atletico Madrid’s Filipe Luis said his team had to take on “everybody and everything” at the Nou Camp, claiming “there is a fear that Barcelona will be eliminated” from the Champions League.Atletico lost Tuesday’s quarter-final first leg 2-1, with goalscorer Fernando Torres sent off when they led 1-0.

Luis Suarez scored both home goals, but earlier appeared to kick Juanfran.

I don’t know what Barca players have to do to get sent off just like us” said Brazil left-back Luis.

We had our chances, but we always knew it was going to be really difficult.

They won, they have the result on their side, they had a lot of chances and, fortunately for us, they only scored two goals, so it could have been worse.

We are still alive, we have to win now. It is possible, but it will be really difficult.

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Where as Fernando Torres does not believe he should have been sent off against Barcelona and suggested a red card would not have been given had the offence been “the other way around”.

However, Atletico were enraged as, unlike Torres, Suarez escaped punishment for an apparent kick out at Juanfran and an off-the-ball incident with Filipe Luis.

“They shouldn’t have been cards. If it had been the other way around then they wouldn’t have been given,” Torres told Spanish radio station Cadena Cope.

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“With 11 [men] we would have won without any doubt.”

Luis Suarez's double turned the match around
Luis Suarez’s double turned the match around

And the former Liverpool and Chelsea striker claimed UEFA have their priorities wrong after making both sides play in their away kits to avoid a colour clash.

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He added: “UEFA worry about making us change shirts, but they didn’t appoint a referee that is up to the level of the Champions League quarter-finals.”

Luis went even further, telling Spanish TV station MEGA: “I don’t know what Barca players have to do to get sent off just like us.

“You can tell there is fear that Barca will be eliminated.”

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