VIDEO: Banned Luis Suarez scores twice for Barcelona in friendly
Luis Suarez, remember him?
Yeah, well, he’s been busy training with FC Barcelona and scoring goals in friendly games. The Uruguayan striker still has one month until his ban for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini is up.
At the 2014 World Cup this summer, Suarez bit Chiellini (the third opposition player he’s bitten in his career...) and was handed a four-month ban from all soccer related activity but that has since been downgraded after his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (Cas) and Suarez was allowed to practice with his Barca following his $128 million transfer from Liverpool.
On Wednesday the reigning PFA Player of the Year scored twice in Barcelona B’s 6-0 friendly win over Indonesia’s U-19 side, which you can watch in the video above.
Two typically clinical strikes from the 27-year-old, as his continues to step up his training regime ahead of his expected return to the spotlight next month. Suarez’s ban runs until Oct. 24 and he is clear to make his Barcelona debut against arch-nemesis Real Madrid in the eagerly anticipated El Clasico matchup.
One more month before Suarez can, officially, get back on the soccer field and continue his career. Expect him to play in a few more friendly games between now and then.