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They were big. They were bold. They were bewitching.

And, boy, were they beautiful.

The FC Barcelona strikers, Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi — in that order — delivered a pair of gargantuan first-half goals on Wednesday night to lead Barça to a 2–1 victory at Atlético Madrid in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals (Highlights below, Match Report).

But while the overall significance of those two plays is, quite frankly, enormous — with the away goals rule serving as a tiebreaker in the case of an aggregate draw at the end of the two-legged knockout round — their sheer beauty is sure to please even the most jaded fans.

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