Luis Suarez is all set to make his Barcelona debut on the biggest stage of all.
Against Barca’s bitter rivals, Real Madrid, in El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu next month.
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With Suarez’s four-month ban for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup this summer set to end on Oct. 24, the El Clasico match between Real and Barca has been confirmed for Oct. 25 in the Spanish capital. How convenient…
The date of the match was previously unknown but it has now been confirmed, as has Suarez’s possible involvement after this statement on Barcelona’s website.
“Cas (Court of Arbitration for Sport) confirmed to FC Barcelona that the Uruguayan forward’s sanction expires the day before. Therefore, Suarez will be able to make his official debut in the match against Real Madrid if that is what (coach) Luis Enrique decides.”
Suarez, 27, has been stepping up his training after Cas stated he could return to soccer-related activities in August. Suarez is currently allowed to train and play in friendlies for club and country, but the striker has kept a low-profile since joining Barca from Liverpool for $128 million earlier this summer.
All eyes will be on Luis, once again, when the first El Clasico of the 2014-15 season rolls around in October. One of the greatest, yet most flawed, players on the planet will get the chance to make his Barcelona debut on the grandest stage of all.