Luis Suarez elbows Atletico Madrid star Diego Godin

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There's usually controversy when Atletico Madrid take on Barcelona and Wednesday's Champions League clash most definitely lived up to the billing. 

Atletico Madrid secured a sublime 2-0 victory over their La Liga counterparts to claim a 3-1 aggregate victory in the quarter-finals of Europe's elite competition. 

France international Antoine Griezmann was at the double for Diego Simeone's side, who produced a fantastic all-round performance. 


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However, as mentioned, controversy failed to elude the tie and there were a number of high profile talking points throughout the course of the contest. 

Andres Iniesta should have been sent off after handling the ball and giving Atletico a penalty, while Gabi was extremely lucky not to give Barca a penalty as the game approached its final stages. 

However, it was enigmatic Uruguayan international Luis Suarez who was involved in arguably the most shocking moment of the fixture. 

As you can see below, a frustrated Suarez deliberately elbowed Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin. The duo may well be Uruguayan compatriots, but that doesn't seem to bother Suarez. 

Incredibly, to the dismay of Atletico Madrid players and supporters, the referee only opted to hand Suarez a yellow card...

Here's the incident: 

And here's Godin's quite horrific black eye: 

What did you make of the elbow? Have your say below! 

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