Barcelona may have been missing Lionel Messi at the weekend – but they needn’t have worried as Luis Suarez starred during the 4-1 victory over Granada.
With Messi serving a one-match ban, Suarez took the match by the scruff of the neck by opening the scoring with a wonderful lob before providing the assist for Paco Alcacer to make it 2-1.
With his contributions, Suarez became the first player in Europe’s top five leagues this season to reach double figures in both goals and assists.
And the record only adds to a long list of remarkable Suarez stats.
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Magisterial linkup play by Jordi Alba and Luis Suarez who finishes beautifully! pic.twitter.com/td9RCENU75
— Gerard Piqué (@Piquedente) April 3, 2017
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Cristiano Ronaldo 133
Lionel Messi 121
Luis Suarez 110
Robert Lewandowski 91
Gonzalo Higuain 90
Luis Suarez & Lionel Messi 52
Kevin De Bruyne 47
Cesc Fabregas 44
Cristiano Ronaldo 42
– Suarez has now scored 115 goals in only 137 games in all competitions for Barcelona, a rate of 0.84 goals per game.
– Excluding penalties, Suarez has scored more goals (76) than any other player in La Liga since his debut, one more than Messi.
– Suarez has been directly involved in 33 goals (23 goals and 10 assists) in La Liga this season, more than any other player.
– In 2016 Suarez scored more goals (36) than any other player in Europe’s top four leagues and also provided more assists (17).
– Suarez’s club record now stands at 335 goals in 500 games.
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