Barcelona are always protected says Atletico Madrid’s Luis

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Atletico Madrid defender  says Barcelona was protected following their Champions League loss at the Nou Camp.

Fernando Torres gave Atletico Madrid but was sent off in the first half after a second yellow card. Barcelona eventually scored two goal in the second half through Luis Suarez.

How Suarez was lucky to have not been punished after kicking out at Atletico defender Juanfran earlier in the game and Luis feels the officiating gave Barca the advantage

“Barcelona are protected. When you play against them you realise that they are a very powerful club he said after the match.

“You realise the fear when Barcelona could get knocked out. It would hurt UEFA a lot.

“Against Real Madrid there was a similar moment [from Suarez]. I don’t know what they have to do for someone to send one of them off.

“Fernando, two fouls, two cards. The referee has not seen many Madrid-Barcelona derbies. There would be eight red cards.

“I don’t don’t know what [a Barcelona player] has to do to get sent off. “They sent me off [in La Liga fixture] correctly, but the other team isn’t treated the same. That’s what hurts.”

The second leg is set for the Estadio Vicente Calderon on Wednesday next week.