Luis Suarez finally is off the mark.
Suarez scored his first goal for FC Barcelona on Tuesday in his team’s 4-0 UEFA Champions League win over Apoel Nicosia. Suarez made his long-awaited debut for Barcelona a month ago but hadn’t scored a goal in his five games with the Spanish club.
Suarez ended his goal drought 27 minutes into Tuesday’s game. He received a pass inside Apoel’s penalty area, beat defender Amorim with a ridiculous first touch and turn, then slotted his shot past goalkeeper Urko Pardo into the far side of the goal.
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The goal was Suarez’s first in the Champions League in over four years.
1498 - Luis Suárez has scored his first Champions League goal in 1498 days (Ajax vs Auxerre). Return.—
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Suarez joined Barcelona last summer in a £75 million ($125 million) transfer from Liverpool. Suarez never played in the Champions League during his three-and-a-half year Liverpool career.
Suarez, 27, finally can add a goal to his Barcelona ledger. He had four assists coming into Tuesday’s game. The Uruguayan likely will add more of both before long.
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