Luis Suárez has score to settle in the Spanish Super Cup
The traditional curtain-raiser to the Spanish football season is the only competition in which the Uruguayan has yet to find the net for FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez has scored in every possible competition for FC Barcelona. Bar one. The Spanish Super Cup. All that could change this week, and the Uruguayan has two chances to do it, in the first leg in Seville on Sunday night or in the return at the Camp Nou three days later.
He featured in the 2015/16 edition against Athletic Bilbao, but failed to beat Gorka Iraizoz as the Basques progressed to the trophy. But that just one minor glitch on an otherwise spectacular CV. Since coming to Barça, Suárez has scored a staggering 84 goals in 96 games.
He was not just top scorer in La Liga last season with 40 goals in 35 games, but also won the European Golden Shoe. He added a further seven goals in ten outings in the Copa del Rey and 15 goals in 19 games played in the Champions League (plus another in the 5-4 defeat of Sevilla in the European Super Cup in Tbilisi. Not forgetting the five goals in two games that made him the top goalscorer in the Clubs World Cup, played in Japan.
So all that’s left for Luis Suárez to complete the full house is the traditional curtain-raiser to the competitive season in Spain. And the first of two chances comes on Sunday at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, kick off 10.00pm CET.