Suarez out of Copa del Rey final


Leader Lionel Messi represents an unrealistic target, though - he has an astonishing 484 club goals and is still going strong. Barca are just one point behind Real Madrid and it is not so hard for them to take Alaves as they were in good form already.

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will miss the Copa del Rey final against Alaves on May 27, after being banned for two games following his sending-off in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid.

Theo later posted on his own Twitter account to offer his apologies to Vidal, although he had won the ball cleanly before the Barca defender accidentally trapped his foot beneath him.

Suarez's absence in the Copa del Rey will leave a hole in Barcelona's attack.

It is the first time Alaves, newly promoted to the top flight of Spanish football this season, have reached any final since losing out on the 2001 UEFA Cup 5-4 to Liverpool.

But in the annual, political battle on where the final should be held, it looks like Real Madrid are once again trying to block seeing Barcelona potentially lift silverware on their home turf.

Because the Basque club had no answer for Suarez on Saturday.

Enrique saw his side score their final four goals in the space of nine second-half minutes as Alaves were torn apart.

Karim Benzema played in Ronaldo in the 24th minute, and the Portuguese superstar took one touch before putting it past Salvatore Sirigu for the opening goal.

Construction crews are expected to move into the Bernabeu stadium in few days following the Real's final league match of the season which is scheduled on May 13 against Seville.

"The last hour of the match was unnecessary, for both teams".