Sunday 25 February 2018

Luis Suarez set to make debut against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu

Luis Suarez may make his debut against Real Madrid
Luis Suarez may make his debut against Real Madrid

Luis Suarez is set to make his debut for Barcelona at the Bernabeu against arch rivals Real Madrid.

Barca and Real have been pencilled in to meet in the first El Clasico of the new season on October 26 - the same day Suarez's ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup expires.

Meanwhile Iago Aspas says his former Liverpool team-mate Luis Suárez has been “treated like a murderer” by Fifa after the Uruguayan bit Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

Aspas has follwed in Suarez’s footsteps by leaving Anfield for La Liga, temporarily at least after a loan move to Sevilla was agreed and told the Spanish radio station Cadena Cope that he can understand why Suárez was banned from playing because it is not his first offence.

However, he believes the Barcelona forward’s ban from all football related activity is excessive.

“They are treating Luis like a murderer and not like a footballer,” he said. “There are murderers who pay less [for what they have done]. Not to let him be presented [by Barcelona], to train or to enter the stadium is too much.”

Aspas returns to his native Spain after a disappointing season with the Reds where he failed to score a Premier League goal following his £7.6m move from Celta Vigo, but said he enjoyed playing alongside players such as Suárez, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling.

“Liverpool had a great season and I learned a lot from my team-mates,” he said.

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