Wednesday 22 November 2017

Luis Suarez forgot his passport ahead of Champions League trip to play Arsenal

Suarez forgot his passport ahead of trip to London
Suarez forgot his passport ahead of trip to London
Barcelona's Luis Suarez (left) and Neymar during a training session at the Emirates Stadium

Simon Rice

Luis Suarez arrived at Barcelona Airport yesterday only to realise he had left his passport at home.

The Barcelona forward would have been unable to travel to London for the Champions League tie with Arsenal without the documentation.

However, unfortunately for Arsenal, someone went back to the Uruguayan's home and fetched the passport in time so that he could make the flight to England with the rest of the Barcelona squad.

Arsenal could be forgiven for wishing Suarez's passport had remained at home considering the form the Uruguayan is in ahead of Tuesday night's Round of 16 first-leg meeting at the Emirates.

The former Liverpool player has scored in his last seven games and has found the back of the net 15 times in nine matches. His 41 goals for Barcelona this season and the understanding he has struck up with fellow forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar make the Spanish champions the strong favourites to progress past Arsenal and become the first team to retain the European Cup in the Champions League era.

Independent News Service

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