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Suarez kicked out at Juanfran.

Luis Suarez goes unpunished after kicking Juanfran

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Luis Suarez will hit the headlines for his match winning two goals against Atletico Madrid but he was, once again, embroiled in controversy - not once but twice.

It’s been a while since Luis Suarez has hitting the headlines for negative reasons but it happened again against Atleti.

With his side trailing in the first-half, Suarez let his frustrations get to him once again by ridiculously kicking out at Juanfran after the defender had cleared the ball.

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Luckily for the Uruguayan, Juanfran didn’t make a meal of the Suarez’s kick and stayed on his feet.

But many players would have rolled around on the floor in the attempt to get the Barcelona striker sent-off.

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But Suarez wasn't finished there. During the second-half he raised his hands into Felipe Luis' face causing the Brazilian to fall to the ground. This incident appeared less clear-cut than his kick but Suarez could have easily been given a red card for it.

Of course, this is far from the first incidents the controversial striker has been involved in in his career.

He has been found guilty of biting an opponent on three separate occasions, while it was decided that he also racially abused Patrice Evra.

He may be one of the best strikers in world football but there is no place for behaviour like this.

Watch the two incidents here:

After he went unpunished, Suarez was always going to have a big say in the outcome of the match.

Atletico Madrid had lead 1-0 at half-time, despite Fernando Torres being sent-off for two bookable offences.

But Barcelona came on strong in the second period and Suarez equalised in the 63rd minute. After a bit of a scramble, the former Liverpool striker turned in Jordi Alba's mis-kick and bring the scores level.

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He put his side ahead just 11 minutes later, scoring a terrific header from Dani Alves' first time cross.

The 2-1 scoreline leaves the tie finely poised but Suarez will undoubtedly be considering the hero in Catalonia tonight.

But should he have been on the pitch?

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