At 32 years of age and with a 15-year career behind him, Luis Suarez has scored some emphatic goals.
On Saturday, however, he painted a fine piece of art, a goal that became an instant classic the moment the ball came off of his backheel. With Barcelona already up 3-1 against RCD Mallorca, Ernesto Valverde’s men continued to push forward, comfortably and strategically ping-ponging the ball around the defensive-oriented visitors.
And then Frenkie de Jong found the ball at the top of the box.
The Dutch international smoothly placed a through ball, finding Suarez, who with precision and expertise that only he has, belted the ball into the bottom-right corner of Manolo Reina’s goal.
It’s only December, but the Uruguayan’s goal is an automatic La Liga goal of the season contender: