✅ Breaking News – Valverde hails Suarez after double for Barcelona against Real Madrid

Ernesto Valverde hailed his 'Mr 200-percent' Luis Suarez as the Uruguayan's goals sent Barcelona into the Copa del Rey final Asked how Suarez managed to conjure two of the three winning goals in his second half performance having looked off the pace in the first half he said: 'Suarez has incredible numbers for Barcelona 'If he's not 100 per cent outside the area then when he's in the area he's 200 per cent and he decides matches ' The Barcelona manager admitted his team were lucky to go in at half-time still on level terms  He added: 'We were better in the second half We were not good in the first half They had the better chances

But we were more decisive in the second half' Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari looked shattered by the heavy home defeat He admitted: 'We are sad We wanted to play the final We were not ruthless They were very ruthless Share this article Share 'We put a lot into this competition

And we are hurt because we could not reach the final ' Barcelona scored three times from just four shots on target after Real Madrid had wasted various first-half opportunities 'Above all football is about taking chances,' Solari added 'You have to play well but in the key moments you have to take your chances 'When they had opportunities they hurt us In football you have to pick yourself up immediately We have to do that We are sad' Real Madrid have another chance to beat Barcelona this weekend when they face them in La Liga They will hope 18-year-old striker Vinicius Jnr has better luck in front of goal

Most of Madrid's first half chances fell to him and he could not take them Solari added: ' Vinicius can improve his finishing of course he can He will get better with every game he plays 'They scored with their first shot And with all the chances we had we don't score That's what it comes down to' Share this article Share

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