Sunday 19 January 2020

Luis Enrique confirms that he will hand Luis Suarez his Barca debut tomorrow

FC Barcelona's new player Luis Suarez (L) walks near his teammate Lionel Messi during a training session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona today
FC Barcelona's new player Luis Suarez (L) walks near his teammate Lionel Messi during a training session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona today

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique will hand Luis Suarez his debut in a friendly tomorrow while the Uruguayan striker completes his four-month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini .

Enrique said: "I would like him to have some minutes."

Suarez was cleared on Thursday to play friendlies for Barcelona after the Court of Arbitration for Sport softened FIFA's decision to ban Suarez from all football activities for four months for biting Chiellini during the World Cup.

The CAS ruling allows Suarez to train and play friendlies, but he won't be able to play a competitive match until October 25.

Barcelona hosts Mexican club Leon tomorrow in the Joan Gamper trophy match, a friendly the club traditionally uses to present its team for the upcoming season.

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