Suarez, holder 162 days later

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Luis Suarez you are in luck. After two games coming out in the second half -Mallorca (0-4) and Leganés (2-0) -, the Uruguayan attacker debuts with Quique Setién. And we emphasize the word premieres because the Charrúa had not been a starter since the arrival of the Cantabrian coach. In fact, his last game as a starter goes back to last January 9 in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup against Atlético de Madrid (2-3), which ended up being the sad epitaph of Ernesto Valverde in Barcelona.

Luis Suarez went through the operating room after the Super Cup match to fix your right knee problems. However, in arthroscopy it was found that the severity of the injury was greater than expected, so it was finally predicted that he would be discharged for about four months, so his return was scheduled until the end of May, practically ending the season. .

The situation was so desperate at the club, especially after the confirmation of the long-term loss of the Frenchman Ousmane Dembélé, that he was forced to signing a striker out of time: the Danish Martin Braithwaite.

However, The coronavirus pandemic has opened the doors wide for Luis Suárez to help the team in the final stretch of the season. The two months of hiatus helped him to advance and cut the deadlines, to the point that when he returned from confinement he began to exercise with the other companions – the first two weeks individually but doing the same exercises as the protocol established. of the league-.

Despite missing a total of nine league games, Suarez remains the team's second-highest scorer in LaLiga, with a total of 11 targets. The last one was scored on January 4 in the derby against Espanyol (2-2).

After his return, the international has played only 71 minutes – 34 against Mallorca and 37 against Leganés – without yet seeing the door. Now, against Sevilla, it also seems difficult for him to finish the match: Setién himself assured that he wanted to go little by little with the striker. In any case, he will have more than seventy minutes ahead to try to score a goal and continue to increase his legend as a scorer in the club, being only three goals from the legendary Ladislao Kubala (194) and becoming the third highest scorer in history Barcelona, ​​only behind César Rodríguez (230) and the unreachable Leo Messi (629).