'There aren't many players capable' - Valverde wowed by Suarez's Clasico performance

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I never thought we lost control of the game, but they scored with their first shot of the game and then got another with an own goal.

Luis Suarez's two goals and a Raphael Varane own goal resulted in an embarrassing night for Real in front of the Bernabeu support on Wednesday night.

On his recent use of the Welshman as an impact player off the bench, Solari added: "Gareth has played every game since he came back and has scored several goals".

"It's been one of the games at the Bernabeu in which we have suffered the most and had least possession of the ball", said Busquets after the match, which had been a weird affair.

"They were a lot more efficient than we were", Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari said.

Despite winning four Champions League title with Madrid, Bale has endured a mixed time at the Bernabeu and is being linked with a departure ahead of the summer transfer window. They will meet either Valencia or Real Betis in the final in May.

AS report that Bale has played just 47 per cent of the possible minutes he could have done in six years.

Ter Stegen, once again, came to Barca's rescue 10 minutes before the break, denying Karim Benzema on the half-volley, before Vinicius steered the ball over the bar from Sergio Reguilon's low cross.

Midfielder Isco is available after recovering from a back injury, but the Spain worldwide is yet to start a league game since Solari's appointment as boss in November. "But it was a complicated match and they're not that far behind us [in the league]. You can't always play well, but we're getting results and we hope to get another good result in the next Clasico".

"We had chances in the first half but also in the second too when the score was 1-0".

As well as having the chance to win the cup for a fifth straight year, Barcelona already have their name on the trophy more than any other side, lifting it 30 times already.

"When he is in the area he is at 200 per cent", Barca coach Ernesto Valverde said. "Football is a forceful game", he said. They didn't take their chances in the first half but we took ours later. "We're going into it with the same desire and the same spirit as in the previous match, trying to improve the things we must improve and to maintain the things we did well".

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