Copa del Rey: Suarez out of final, blasts referee
Copa Del Rey By: Ambrose Udeme | 08/02/2017
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has slammed referee Jesus Gil Manzano after a controversial red card ruled him out of Copa del Rey final.Luis Suarez's first half strike handed Barcelona a 3-1 aggregate lead at half time after last week's 2-1 first leg win at the Vincente Calderon stadium but a late rally by the visitors through Kevin Gameiro with Antoine Griezmann providing the assist accounted for a mere consolation as Barcelona won 3-2 on aggregate to go to the finals.The former Liverpool striker was set to be a Nou Camp hero as his goal edged Barca past Atletico Madrid in to a fourth consecutive Spanish Cup showpiece but his mood soon changed when he was handed a second yellow card in stoppage time after being adjudged to have elbowed opposing defender Lucas Hernandez.Suarez in a post match reaction as quoted on football-espana said: "My red card? We know how everything goes here. It wasn’t even a foul. I just turned and it seemed [my sending-off] was what [the referee] wanted.