Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final tie at the Vicente Calderon.

Luis Suarez gave Barcelona the edge by starting the scoreline with a goal. Lionel Messi doubled the lead when his fierce effort from outside the area went in off the post.

But Antoine Griezmann gave Atletico hope for next Tuesday’s second leg at the Nou Camp with a 59th-minute close-range header.

Alaves and Celta Vigo are the other semi-finalists, with their first leg on Thursday.

SCORELINE

Atletico Madrid

  • Griezmann (59′minutes)

Barcelona

  • L Suárez (7′minutes)
  • Messi (33′minutes)
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