Two goals, five scoring attempts: Barcelona star Luis Suarez flourishes in Champions League win

Luis Suarez Uruguay

The former Liverpool man managed two goals among a whole host of other impressive stats.

Barcelona enjoyed a 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday evening, once again defeating the Sky Blues in the competition.

Aside from being a repeat of the same fixture last year, and a chance for the Premier League champions to exact revenge, it was also the return of Luis Suarez to English shores.

The game was the first time the Uruguayan has featured on English soil since his move to the Catalan giants in the summer, and it proved to be a successful return for him, as his two goals saw his side to victory in the first leg of the last 16 tie.

We decided to take a look at his stats from the Champions League game, and see where else he performed well.

  PositionTeamGoalsTotal Scoring AttOntarget Scoring AttAccurate PassFwd PassSuccessful Final Third PassesAppearancesMins Played
Luis Suárez FW Barcelona 2 5 3 24 6 8 1 90

As the Opta stats above show, aside from the two goals, Suarez was also involved in five scoring attempts during the game, with three of those being on target.

Elsewhere, the forward was also brilliant in his passing as he looked to get his side on the attack time and time again. He completed 24 accurate passes during the game, with six of them being forward passes.

On the subject of attacking, he also managed eight successful final third passes, once more demonstrating his danger in the attacking third and to City’s defence in particular.

So, a successful first return to England for former Liverpool forward Suarez, with his two goals proving to be key to his side’s victory, while the rest of his stats proved impressive as well.

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