Suárez gets one past Germán Lux at Riazor but it was not enough to avoid defeat | © FC Barcelona / Miguel Ruiz

Until Sunday’s game against Deportivo La Coruña, FC Barcelona had a weapon that never failed in their search for victory – Luis Suárez’s goals. Every time the Uruguayan found the net, Barça either won or, at the very worst, drew. This season, for example, the striker notched up a hat-trick in the 6-2 win at Camp Nou over Betis, braces in wins against Celtic, Alavés, Sporting and his goals against Real Madrid, Betis and Atlético Madrid helped Luis Enrique’s team take a share of the points.

The goalscorer’s run came to an end against Deportivo La Coruña after 67 wins and 5 draws thanks to the 2-1 defeat in the Riazor. His goal levelled things up in Galicia but Álex Bergantiños’ header handed Pepe Mel’s side all three points.

Nevertheless, Luis Suárez remains in the battle for to be ‘pichichi’. His goal against Depor leaves him on 20 league goals, behind leader Leo Messi who is on 23. In all competitions, the Uruguayan is on 29 goals in 39 matches so far this season. 

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