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El Pistolero Has Picked Up His Deadly Rifle For Barcelona Again

Luis Suarez has proved his worth again after he scored a brace against Real Sociedad and inspired his side to a 4-2 victory at the Anoeta.

The Uruguayan wizard struggled for form and fitness earlier this season, but his brace against Real Sociedad on Sunday showed he is again amongst the world’s deadliest forwards. Barcelona finally broke their Anoeta curse and major credit goes to the Uruguayan for it. Luis Suarez injected the game with the life as Barcelona recovered from a two-goal deficit to a two-goal victory.

Suarez scored in 50th and 71st minutes of the game, his first goal came off a delightful chip from just inside the area, after laying on Paulinho six minutes before the break to start the comeback.

The Uruguayan wizard was really decisive in the comeback on Sunday night, ending a curse at the stadium which lasted for a decade. The goal on Sunday was his eighth in his last six appearances, after having netted in all those games. And it took his stats to 14 goals in 25 games as the striker continues his fight for the Golden Boot season after season.

Luis Suarez is not only the second top scorer in Barcelona but also in the La Liga and only the great Lionel Messi is above him with his 17 goals. The striker surely has taken time to get back to his best after picking up an injury in the opening game of the campaign against Betis and rushing back to help his country qualify for the World Cup.

Meanwhile, in between, he also had adjusted with Valverde’s new formation: 4-4-2, while he was also the player who was most affected by the sale of Neymar and the injury to Dembele.

The Uruguayan suffered a similar phase of poor performances in 2014 when he joined Barcelona. Since returning to action after having served a four-month ban for biting Chiellini, Suarez struggled to rediscover the form and heroics he had shown for Liverpool during his time at the club. The 30-year-old made a rather slow start to his Barcelona career, scoring just twice in his first 10 games for the club. The media and football pundits around the world were really quick in jumping on to his poor form.

The Uruguayan hitman was really quick in picking himself up and proving the world that he is not finished yet. And soon after picking up his form in that season, he went on to do things that barely looked possible. Suarez ended that season with 25 goals and 20 assists in all the completions for the club.

The attacking trio of Messi, Suárez and Neymar, dubbed as “MSN”, ended with 122 goals, the most in a season for an attacking trio in Spanish football history.

Strikers flourish in confidence and there were times when the Uruguayan was reduced to a dim shadow of his best version. However now with his fitness improved and the goals flying in, he now looks like the world’s deadliest striker again. His return to his best is timely as Barcelona approach the end of the season in the hunt of three major honors. And in the bleak news of Dembele’s injury, Suarez’s rich vein of form is crucial for Barcelona’s title hopes.


At the end of the game on Sunday, the Uruguayan himself admitted that there was some worry in the dressing room to win at this stadium and he was very happy that his performance could help his side achieve those goals.

Suarez said: “We knew that winning here was going to be difficult and this is the best way to finish the first round, turning around a difficult result.”

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