Wednesday 24 January 2018

'Other Suarez' makes his mark as Barca crush Sociedad

Denis Suarez of FC Barcelona (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Denis Suarez of FC Barcelona (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Denis Suarez bagged a brace as Barcelona reached the Copa del Rey semi-finals with a 6-2 aggregate win over Real Sociedad.

Holders Barca led 1-0 from the first leg, and former Manchester City man Suarez doubled the advantage before Lionel Messi's penalty made it 3-0.

Juanmi cut the gap before Luis Suarez made it 4-1. Willian Jose's header cut the deficit again before Suarez's second goal.

The result sent Barcelona into the last four for the seventh season in a row, alongside Atletico Madrid, Celta Vigo and Alaves. The semi-final draw will be made today.

Spain midfielder Suarez (23) joined City from Celta as a 17-year-old in 2011 and spent two seasons in Manchester. He didn't make a single senior appearance, but Barca bought him, then sold him to Villarreal before buying him back last summer.

Irish Independent

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