Luis Suarez: The Champions League teams the Barcelona striker has failed to score against away from home, including Celtic and Man United
Luis Suarez is without question one of the best strikers in world football.
However, the Barcelona frontman is on an awful run in the Champions League, having failed to score an away goal in the competition since September 2015 – that coming in a 1-1 draw at Roma.
The Uruguayan made a big contribution towards Barca’s winning goal at Manchester United on Wednesday night but his header across goal took a telling deflection off Luke Shaw so Suarez has not been credited with it.
However, it didn’t stop the ex-Liverpool man celebrating in front of Old Trafford’s famous Stretford End and some Kopites were more than happy to let Suarez claim the goal.
Football is of course a team game and the LaLiga giants definitely have the advantage ahead of the second leg at the Nou Camp on Tuesday but Suarez’s failure to find the net in his last 17 Champions League outings away from home will worry him.
Below you can see a list of the 17 Champions League away matches he’s played and 16 teams Suarez has failed to score against as well as how many minutes he played in each of them.
Suarez’s dreadful run
BATE Borisov – 20/10/15 – Mins played: 90
Arsenal – 23/02/16 – Mins played: 90
Atletico Madrid – 13/04/16 – Mins played: 90
Borussia Monchengladbach – 28/09/16 – Mins played: 90
Manchester City – 01/11/16 – Mins played: 90
Celtic – 23/11/16 – Mins played: 90
Paris Saint-Germain – 14/02/16 – Mins played: 90
Juventus – 11/04/17 – Mins played: 53
Sporting Lisbon – 29/09/17 – Mins played: 89
Olympiakos – 31/10/17 – Mins played: 90
Juventus – 22/11/17 – Mins played: 90
Chelsea – 20/02/18 – Mins played: 90
Roma – 10/14/18 – Mins played: 90
Tottenham – 03/10/18 – Mins played: 90
Inter Milan – 06/11/18 – Mins played: 90
Lyon – 19/02/19 – Mins played: 90
Manchester United – 10/04/19 – Mins played: 90
This doesn’t make for pretty reading especially when you see Suarez has played a full game in 15 of the 17 matches.
Some of them are against top teams so it’s obviously difficult to score on their home turf but Suarez has had opportunities against lesser Champions League teams including BATE Borisov and Celtic.
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He will certainly be hoping Barca can do the job against United at the Camp Nou so he gets another opportunity to bag an away goal in the semi-finals, which could potentially be against Liverpool at Anfield!
Source: SportsLatest TS