: Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will miss
the Spanish Cup final after picking up a two-
match tournament ban for his sending off and
subsequent refusal to go to the dressing rooms
in a tense semi-final with Atletico Madrid in
The Uruguayan picked up a second yellow card
for elbowing in a heated semi-final second leg.
“He took way too long to leave the pitch and then
when he did he hung out in the tunnel instead of
going to the changing rooms,” the Spanish
Federation explained when giving Suarez a two-
game ban instead of one.
Suarez scored the goal that gave Barca a 1-1
draw against Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou on
Tuesday to secure a 3-2 aggregate win.
The defending champions now play Alaves on
May 27 in their fourth straight final. Suarez will
miss that game as well as the opening tie in next
season’s Spanish Cup.