LUIS SUAREZ

  • La Liga: Suarez finally scores, Lionel Messi nets brace in Barca win December 20, 2014

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez's long wait for a goal in the Spanish league finally ended when he added to Lionel Messi's brace to give Barcelona a 5-0 win over Cordoba on Saturday. After putting Barcelona ahead two minutes in at Camp Nou, Pedro Rodriguez passed in the 53rd for Suarez to net...
  • Struggling strikers eclipsed by Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo December 15, 2014

    London: Is it any wonder Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi still set the goal-standard in football? Ascending to their level, or getting anywhere near their scoring rate, seems beyond most contemporaries. Particularly for the strikers whose hype and profiles eclipse their prowess in front of goal. And especially for some of...
  • Luis Suarez happy in Messi's shadow, angry at racist label December 12, 2014

    Luis Suarez is unconcerned at being overshadowed by Lionel Messi's scoring feats at Barcelona but remains angry about being labelled a "racist" and a "cheat" in England. The former Liverpool striker has made more an impact with his assists since returning from a biting ban at the end of October while...
  • Barcelona's Luis Suarez endorsed by club legend Luis Suarez November 27, 2014

    Barcelona's Uruguay forward Luis Suarez has been given a ringing endorsement by one of the Catalan club's legendary players following his debut Barca goal on Tuesday - his namesake Luis Suarez. The elder Suarez played for Barca in the 1950s and early 60s, winning France Football's Ballon d'Or in 1960 before...
  • Champions League: Record-breaker Messi nets treble as Barcelona down APOEL 4-0 November 26, 2014

    Lionel Messi added the Champions League career scoring record to the La Liga mark he set last weekend, getting his 28th Barcelona hat-trick in a 4-0 win Tuesday night at APOEL Nicosia. The 27-year-old Messi scored in the 38th, 58th and 87th minutes - all with his weaker right foot -...
  • Luis Suarez to miss Uruguay friendly against Chile November 18, 2014

    Montevideo: Uruguay will be without ace striker Luis Suarez during their upcoming friendly against Chile. Suarez, who only recently rejoined the team after serving a four-month ban from all football-related activity, returned to Spain, where he plays for Barcelona, reports Xinhua. For Tuesday's game in Chile, national team coach Oscar Tabarez...
  • Luis Suarez says he's trying to control himself more November 13, 2014

    Montevideo: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez said on Wednesday that he's still obsessed about winning, but he's focusing on avoiding the kind of mistakes that could get him into trouble. Suarez has made a promising return to football with his new club Barcelona, following a four-month ban from competitive matches for biting...
  • Luis Suarez leads Barcelona 2-1 comeback at Almeria November 8, 2014

    Luis Suarez set up two late goals to lead Barcelona's 2-1 comeback victory at Almeria in the Spanish league on Saturday. With Barcelona facing a third straight loss in the competition, Suarez went on at halftime and orchestrated the visitors' fight back. The Uruguay forward used a burst of speed to shed...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo receives his third Golden Boot award November 5, 2014

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo says he still has many years and a lot of football to come as he picked up his third Golden Boot award for scoring the most goals in Europe's domestic leagues last season. Ronaldo shared the award with Luis Suarez, who also scored 31 goals. At a lavish ceremony...
  • Joaquin Larrivey scores as Celta Vigo stun Barcelona 1-0 in La Liga November 2, 2014

    Luis Suarez's home debut with Barcelona was spoiled by Celta Vigo as Joaquin Larrivey scored in the second half to deal the hosts a 1-0 loss that let Real Madrid take the overnight lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Barcelona's second consecutive loss and first at home in the league...
  • La Liga: Five teams jostle at top of tight Spanish league November 1, 2014

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez will make his Camp Nou debut in official competition on Saturday. The Barcelona striker played in a home friendly to start the season while serving out a four-month biting ban. That ended in time for Suarez to set up Neymar's goal in Barcelona's loss at Real Madrid last...
  • Barcelona coach Enrique backs Suarez after 'El Clasico' setback October 31, 2014

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has backed Luis Suarez after the Uruguay forward came in for criticism for his performance in last weekend's 'Clasico' defeat at Real Madrid. Suarez made his official debut for Barca in the 3-1 reverse at the Bernabeu after his four-month ban for biting an opponent expired the...
  • Steven Gerrard shocked by Luis Suarez's Ballon d'Or omission October 31, 2014

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has criticised what he called FIFA's political decision not to include former team-mate Luis Suarez on their shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or award as the world's best footballer. The list, announced earlier this week, had 23 names on it, but not that of the Uruguayan striker,...
  • Luis Suarez makes strong return from biting ban October 26, 2014

    Luis Suarez made a strong return from his four-month biting ban on Saturday, showing no signs of being rusty and providing the biggest threat Barcelona could offer in a 3-1 loss at Real Madrid. Suarez set up Neymar's fourth-minute opener and provided the most constant danger up front for the visitors,...
  • Biting is appalling but harmless, says Luis Suarez October 25, 2014

    Biting opponents may be appalling but it is harmless and should not be punished as severely as a bad tackle, says controversial Barcelona striker Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan marksmen is set to make his long-awaited Barca debut in El Clasico at Real Madrid later on Saturday after completing a four-month ban...
  • Maestro of clasicos, Lionel Messi leads Barcelona against Real Madrid October 25, 2014

    Barcelona: Accustomed to thriving against his fierce rival, Lionel Messi will again lead Barcelona at Real Madrid as he aims for another scoring record. The big question is whether Luis Suarez will join him or watch from the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium bench. Suarez will finish his four-month ban for biting Italy's...
  • El Clasico: Luis Suarez to make Barcelona debut after biting ban October 24, 2014

    Luis Suarez's long wait is almost over. The much-maligned forward will play his first minutes on Saturday against Real Madrid after completing his ban for biting an opponent four months ago at the World Cup. "(Suarez) will have some minutes for sure, how many is the million-dollar question," Barcelona manager Luis...
  • Luis Suarez feared Barcelona would not sign him after biting ban October 20, 2014

    Luis Suarez feared he had destroyed his career and that Barcelona would not want to sign him following his four-month ban for biting at the World Cup. The Uruguayan signed for Barca from Liverpool for 81 million euros ($103.5 million) despite the ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini when playing against Italy...
  • Luis Suarez ready for Clasico, says Barcelona coach Luis Enrique October 17, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says Luis Suarez is looking a lot sharper since he returned to training and will be ready for his debut in the Clasico against Real Madrid next weekend. The Catalan side take on newly-promoted Eibar on Saturday following the international break, but all eyes are already...
  • Luis Suarez receives Golden Boot, eyes Barcelona debut October 16, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is looking forward to ending his FIFA ban and says he will be fit to face Real Madrid if selected later this month. "There's not long to go and my eagerness to play is always there," Suarez said Wednesday as he picked up a Golden Boot...
  • My El Clasico comeback is fate, says Luis Suarez October 14, 2014

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez is likely to play his first competitive game for Barcelona in La Liga's El Clasico against Real Madrid later this month and he says it is no coincidence his four-month biting ban expires the day before one of biggest fixtures in world soccer. FIFA sidelined the controversial Uruguay...
  • Luis Suarez will be ready for Real Madrid return, says Barcelona director October 13, 2014

    Barcelona: All eyes will be on Luis Suarez when he returns for Barcelona in the 'Clasico' this month and despite his four-month biting ban, sports director Andoni Zubizarreta expects him to be ready to face Real Madrid. Barca's marquee signing from Liverpool has had to watch from the stands as his...
  • Luis Suarez nets first Uruguay goals since biting ban October 13, 2014

    Luis Suarez scored his first Uruguay goals since the World Cup finals and his biting ban in a 3-0 friendly win over Oman on Monday. Suarez took his international tally to 43 with strikes in the 57th and 66th minutes and substitute Jonathan Rodriguez added the third in the dying minutes...
  • Luis Suarez set for Uruguay return October 4, 2014

    Montevideo: Luis Suarez is next week expected to make his first international appearance since biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The Barcelona striker was on Friday named in Oscar Tabarez's 22-man squad for away friendlies against Saudi Arabia Oct 10 and Oman three days later, reports...
  • The Liverpool Connundrum October 3, 2014

    Last season, Liverpool did the unthinkable. With just three games to go, all they needed to win the league was a draw against Chelsea and two wins on the bounce in their last two games. Then they went on and blew it, and in some style unfortunately. An unfortunate incident now famously...
  • Banned Suarez set to play Barca B friendly with Indonesia September 23, 2014

    Barcelona marquee signing Luis Suarez is set to play a friendly for the club's B team against Indonesia on Wednesday to maintain his fitness until his ban ends in October, coach Luis Enrique said on Tuesday. The Catalan club splashed out 81 million euros ($105 million) on the controversial Uruguayan knowing...
  • Luis Suarez likely to make La Liga debut against Real Madrid September 11, 2014

    Madrid: FC Barcelona have confirmed that new signing Luis Suarez will be able to make his debut in the 'Clasico' against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Oct 25. The Spanish Football League, announced the date and time for the much anticipated fixture on Wednesday and for a short...
  • I feel like a footballer again, says Luis Suarez September 5, 2014

    Luis Suarez is starting to "feel like a footballer" once again after being allowed to train with new club Barcelona following his appeal against a FIFA ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) last month upheld FIFA's decision to sideline Uruguay striker...
  • Liverpool prove life after Suarez in Spurs masterclass September 1, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his team are back to their sizzling form of last season after a superb victory over Tottenham defied those who predicted a gloomy outlook in the postLuis Suarez era. The Merseysiders' 30 win at White Hart Lane on Sunday was achieved in the same swashbuckling manner...
  • Liverpool gamble on mischiefmaker Balotelli to replace Suarez August 26, 2014

    Having just waved goodbye to a player who constantly courted controversy, Liverpool rolled out the welcome mat to Mario Balotelli on Monday, whose maverick if inconsistent talent is perhaps only rivalled by his ability to cause mischief. Following the departure of Luis Suarez on the back of a third suspension for...