Luis Suárez continues to reach landmarks with regards to goalscoring in an FC Barcelona shirt. With his four goals in the 8-0 win over Deportivo in Riazor, the Urguayan now has 49 goals in 48 games this season for the blaugranes. After the win in Galicia, he was only happy to have helped the team: “The most important thing is that the goals have served to help achieve a vital win given that we were coming off the back of a bad run. We will keep trying to reach our objectives. I am sure that the work will pay off.”
The 49 goals allow Suárez to move past the total recorded by another great Barça striker, Ronaldo, who scored 47 goals in the season 1996/97. Only Leo Messi has scored more goals in a single season – something the man from another galaxy has done on five separate occasions.
It is not often that strikers can notch up four goals in a game, but this season Luis Suárez has done it twice now this season. The first came in the 7-0 win at Camp Nou over Valencia in the Copa del Rey and the second in Wednesday’s league game against Deportivo La Coruña. The Barça number 9 is in tremendous form in the current campaign as he already has six hat-tricks and six braces to his name.