Suarez hatacheza kwa kipindi cha miezi 4 baada ya kufanyiwa upasuaji

Mshambulizi wa Barcelona Luis Suarez hatacheza kwa kipindi cha miezi minne baada ya kufanyiwa upasuaji wa goti. Suarez alifanyiowa upasuaji kwenye goti lilo hilo mwishoni mwa msimu uliopita, amechezea Barcelona mechi 23 msimu huu na kufunga mabao 14.

Alicheza mechi nzima, Barca waliponyukwa mabao 3-2 na Atletico Madrid katika nusu fainali ya kombe la Uhispania siku ya ijumaa.

Meneja wa Liverpool Jurgen Klopp ameonyesha nia ya kumsaini mshambuliaji wa Barcelona na Ufaransa Ousmane Dembele, 22. Kwingineko mshambuliaji wa Kiingereza wa Crystal Palace, Connor Wickham mwenye umri wa miaka 26, anatarajiwa kujiunga na Sheffield Jumatano kwa mkopo kufuatia kuwasili kwa Cenk Tosun wa miaka 28, katika uwanja wa Selhurst Park.

Manchester City  jana iliendeleza ubabe wao walipowanyuka Aston Villa mabao 6-1 katika ligi ya Uingereza. Sergio Aguero mabao matatu na kuwa mfungaji mabao bora zaidi ugenini, kwa kumpiku gwiji wa Arsenal Thiery Henry ambaye ana mabao 175 katika ligi ya Primia.

Ni wachezaji watatu tu Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney na Andy Cole ambao wako juu yake katika orodha ya ligi ya Primia. Matokeo hayo yanaiweka City katika nafasi ya pili, nafasi ya juu zaidi wamekuwepo baada ya mechi tangi mwezi Novemba.

Kiungo wa Tottenham Christian Eriksen, ambaye mkataba wake unafikia mwisho, amekubali kuichezea Inter Milan kwa mkataba wa miaka minne na nusu huku Spurs ikitaka kumuuza mchezaji huyo, wa umri wa miaka 27 kwa kitita cha pauni milioni 17 mwezi Januari.

Kwingineko Barcelona imefanya mawasiliano na Mauricio Pochettino kuhusu kuchukua nafasi ya Ernesto Valverde kama kocha. Raia huyo wa Argentina hayuko kazini baada ya kutimuliwa na Tottenham mwezi Novemba.

Tusker jana iliongeza uongozi kileleni mwa jedwali la KPL kwa kuwanyuka Bandari mabao 2-1 mjini Mombasa. Bandari waliongoza kunako kipindi cha kwanza kupitia kwa Wycliffe Ochomo kabla ya wanamvinyo kusawazisha kupitia kwa Hashim Sempala baada ya mapumziko. Brian alifungia Tusker bao la ushindi na kuwapa alama zote tatu.

Kwingineko Gor Mahia walinyukwa 2-1 na Kakamega Homeboyz uwanjani Bukhungu. AFC Leopards waliwafunga Wazito mabao 2-0 huku Ulinzi Stars wakiwanyuka Western Stima 3-2.

Uruguay’s Suarez strikes on his 100th international appearance to knock out Saudi Arabia & Egypt

Luis Suarez scored on his 100th international appearance to send Uruguay through to the knockout stage along with hosts Russia as Saudi Arabia and Egypt were eliminated from Group A.

The Barcelona star became the first Uruguayan to score at three different World Cup finals when he prospered from another Saudi blunder midway through the first half in sweltering Rostov.

It was just as well too because it was a second flat performance at this tournament from a team boasting the likes of Suarez and Edinson Cavani following an unconvincing win over Egypt in their opener.

For the Saudis, there was at least a measure of redemption in the wake of their horror show against the Russians. They remain on a 12-game winless streak at the World Cup going back 24 years, and will be hoping to sign off with a win against Egypt in what is now a dead rubber.

They had endured a miserable start to the tournament following that embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Russia in Moscow. Even their team flight to Rostov had gone badly after one of the engines caught fire.

The nation’s sports authority chief Turki al-Sheikh had to apologise to Saudi heir Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after admitting that the team gave ‘less than five per cent effort’ in their Group A opener.

Meanwhile, Diego Costa struck again for Spain to seal a one nil win over stubborn opponents Iran, who had a goal disallowed for offside.

Costa, who scored twice for Spain during their three all draw against Portugal on Friday, added his third goal of the tournament when Ramin Rezaeian’s clearance deflected off the Atletico Madrid striker’s leg and into the net.

Iran thought they had leveled things up ten minutes later, but Saeid Ezatolahi’s goal was ruled offside by the assistant referee with the decision then backed up by VAR. The win puts Spain on top of Group B with four points,  same points with Portugal but with better fair play points.

-Dailymail

Barcelona Icons Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez And Co open Up About How They Transformed From Ordinary Kids On The Playground To Global Superstars

Even the greatest footballers in the world must start somewhere. Whether that be Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy or rock-laden pitches in Argentina, each path to the top is unique and special to those who walk it.

Barcelona boast some of the game’s greatest talents. Players who have achieved everything at the club, and some who are just beginning their journey.

But what is certain is that they have earned their right to be there.

Barcelona stars have revealed their paths to the top and the places where their journeys began

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Gerard Pique, Ivan Rakitic, Arda Turan and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen have taken time to reminisce about their transformations from ordinary kids on the playground to household names at one of the world’s most revered clubs.

In a video by the club’s partner Beko, Suarez reveals his childhood footballing heroes, Rakitic recalls scoring 18 goals in a game and Pique names La Masia as his ‘second home’.

Although some pitches seem a far cry from the lush grass at the Nou Camp and the plush training facilities at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, they all played their part in forming some of the best footballers of a generation.

LIONEL MESSI

A five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi needs little introduction. The forward was raised in the Rosario, Argentina, and began to play for his boyhood team Grandoli Club.

Messi started his footballing journey at just three years old on a ground which was starkly dissimilar to that where he currently plies his trade.

The 30-year-old recalled the poor playing surfaces at his local club, filled with dirt and rocks rather than the heavily treated hybrid grass which lays at the Nou Camp.

Lionel Messi holds a photo of the ground he began his football at in Rosario — Grandoli Club

Lionel Messi holds a photo of the ground he began his football at in Rosario — Grandoli Club

The forward began playing for Grandoli when he was just three or four years of age

The forward began playing for Grandoli when he was just three or four years of age

But the diminutive Argentine wasted little time in grabbing the attention of the Catalan giants and made the move to Spain at the age of 13 — and never looked back.

Until now, that is, when the Argentina international recalled his upbringing in Rosario and his early days at Grandoli. ‘This is Grandoli Club, where I started playing when I was three or four years old,’ Messi said while holding a photo of his old stomping ground.

‘The club where all the family used to go and where I started playing. As you can see there is a pitch with not much grass, filled with dirt, even some rocks.

I don’t like to give advice, but if I have to say something, I would tell you to enjoy what football is, to learn how to win, to learn how to lose, and above all, to enjoy.’

Messi said the pitch at Grandoli was filled with dirt and even some rocks while he was there

Messi said the pitch at Grandoli was filled with dirt and even some rocks while he was there .

LUIS SUAREZ

Luis Suarez has trodden a slightly different road to the Nou Camp. Raised in Salto, which borders Argentina, the striker moved to Montevideo in the south aged just seven.

It was here where he began his sporting journey. He started to play junior football for his local club in Montevideo, Urreta.

Suarez revealed his favourite players as a child were Uruguay legend Enzo Francescoli and Argentina great Gabriel Batistuta.

The forward began playing for Grandoli when he was just three or four years of ageLuis Suarez holds a photograph of the place where his football began — Urreta

Luis Suarez holds a photograph of the place where his football began — Urreta

Suarez, back right, revealed his idols as a child were Enzo Francescolini and Gabriel Batistuta
– Daily Mail

Luis Suarez’ Bizarre Goal Celebration Finally Explained

Luis Suarez was in typically scintillating form for Uruguay in their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Paraguay on Tuesday night.

The Barcelona superstar scored one goal and set up two more as Uruguay recorded an emphatic 4-0 victory in Montevideo. givemesport reports.

But, if you’ve watched the goals, you may have noticed that Suarez celebrated his penalty in rather bizarre fashion.

The striker pulled out a small toy and gave it a kiss, shortly after doing his usual celebration, where he kisses his wrist and fingers in honour of his wife and kids.

The reason Suarez kissed the action figure Well, The Sun claim to know the answer.

According to their report, the toy that Suarez kissed is a character called Officer Clawhauser from the children’s film Zootropolis.

Officer Clawhauser, for those interested, is apparently a “love able, overweight cheetah that helps the film’s star Judy Hopps when she first joins the police force”.

Officer Clawhauser
Officer Clawhauser

The Sun then claim that Suarez will have sat through movie with his children, who are aged two and six.

Zootropolis reportedly took in more than £1 billion at the box office this summer, but if you’ve never heard it of it: don’t worry, you’re not alone.

It means you either don’t have kids or you’re getting old. Sorry.

It remains to be seen whether this was a one-off celebration from Suarez.
Maybe he’ll pull out Officer Clawhauser again if he scores in Barça’s next match, against Alaves, on Saturday.

-givemesport

Luis Suarez Hat-Trick Wins Barcelona La Liga Title

Luis Suarez won Barcelona this title. Not just with his hat-trick against Granada, which sealed their 24th La Liga triumph, but with 40 league goals across a superhuman season.

An incredible 14 of those have come in his last five games, helping drag his team out of their rut and keep one point clear of Madrid as the Spanish title race ended in a sprint finish.

Barcelona earned 91 points to Real Madrid’s 90, with Suarez winning the Pichichi award, given to the division’s top goalscorer—he is the first player to win it since 2009 not called Lionel or Cristiano.

Barcelona head back to Catalonia having been advised not to hold a parade on Saturday night for security reasons, with an event now arranged for Sunday instead. In a way it feels fitting, given this league should have been won weeks ago but was dragged out until the final week.

Losing three league matches in a row for the first time since 2003 meant in April their season seemed to be crumbling away, especially added to their painful elimination from the Champions League by Atletico Madrid blocking the chance of a double-treble.

There were ugly scenes at the end, as thousands of fans invaded the pitch and the players had to fight their way off. It was something of a metaphor for the title race—it should have been Barcelona’s party but were forced to share the stage.

Twenty-one tense minutes ticked by at the Estadio Nuevo los Carmenes before Suarez burst Granada’s bubble.

Pique had a header clawed out, Messi had a drive from the edge of the box tipped over, and Neymar skewed a lob over the crossbar.

The Brazilian was in the wars, with Ruben Perez stamping on his ankle in the first minute and Miguel Lopes following suit when Neymar dared try his luck on the other side of the pitch.

This was Suarez’s 38th goal of the league season and the 39th didn’t take too long to follow. It was a very similar goal, but this time down the right flank.

Javier Mascherano’s superb pass set in Dani Alves, and the full-back made a lung-bursting run to get to the ball before it went out, producing a superb cross which Suarez nodded home at the near post.

Suarez completed his hat-trick after Neymar unselfishly squared to him when through on goal, after Messi’s through-ball, taking him to 59 for the season in total.

The strike meant he had now scored more goals in a season than anyone else in La Liga history not named Lionel or Cristiano. Telmo Zarra and Hugo Sanchez had hit 38, in their best seasons.

The MSN trio now have 130, up from 122 in total last year, and they still have the Copa del Rey final to go. If Barcelona complete their double, seeing the two Madrid teams fight it out in Milan for the Champions League will hurt a little less.
-DailyMail

Suarez Hits Four As Barca Thrash Deportivo 8-0

Luis Suarez rammed home four goals and set up three more against Deportivo La Coruna to put Barcelona’s title charge back on track in spectacular fashion on Wednesday night in an emphatic 8-0 win.

After a run of just one win in six games in all competitions, during which Suarez was accused of both kicking and elbowing opponents, the Uruguay striker put football first at the Riazor and helped Barcelona restore both their pride and focus.

Just when it seemed they’d thrown it all away, knocked out of the Champions League and burning up their own nine-point lead in La Liga, with criticism swirling around the head of coach Luis Enrique, the magical front three connected once more and ripped their bewildered Galician opponents to shreds.

The ‘MSN’ appeared disjointed in recent weeks, but after showing signs of life in the 2-1 defeat by Valencia at the weekend, Lionel Messi, Suarez and Neymar got their act together and found the net.

Ivan Rakitic and Marc Bartra got the other goals, but this night was all about Suarez, who guaranteed Barcelona kept the fate of La Liga in their hands with Barcelona perhaps becoming the first team to win 8-0 away from home during a supposed crisis.

Suarez now has 49 goals for the season and closed the gap on Cristiano Ronaldo as La Liga’s top scorer, one behind Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward’s tally of 31.

The immense pressure on Barcelona has been lifted, the panic is over.

-Daily Mail

VIDEO: Girls reveal whom they’d Marry, Kiss & Avoid between; Messi, Suarez And Neymar

Photo source: espnfc.com

When it comes to football, there is a whole lot of variety to choose from especially when you are a female fan.

Unlike rugby, looks matter a lot to many female football fans who regularly flock the stadiums to have a sizeable ‘piece’ of the 22 handsome men on the pitch, with majority of them unsurprisingly not even concerned about their names.

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English site, TalkSPORT took to the streets to test the knowledge of a number of female fans about Barcelona’s trio; Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi where they asked the girls to pinpoint whom between the three they’d marry, kiss and avoid, if they were to come across them.

See the video below:

 

Luis Suarez scores on his Uruguay return

Photo: Twitter

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez scored a second-half equaliser for Uruguay in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Brazil, his first competitive international since he was banned for biting at the 2014 World Cup.

The 29-year old striker had not played competitively for Uruguay for 640 days before Friday’s World Cup qualifier.

Douglas Costa scored for Brazil after 39 seconds before Renato Augusto doubled their lead on 26 minutes.

Edinson Cavani pulled one back before Suarez struck just after half-time.

Suarez, who captained the side at the Itaipava Arena Pernambuco, bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay’s final group match of the World Cup on June 24, 2014.

He was given a nine-game ban from competitive internationals, as well as a four-month ban from all football-related activity.

The former Liverpool forward missed Uruguay’s subsequent World Cup defeat to Colombia, the entire 2015 Copa America and four games of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Uruguay are now second in South American qualifying, three points behind leaders Ecuador, while Brazil moved level with Argentina and Paraguay in third place with eight points.

-BBC

Barcelona Forward Luis Suarez Given Two-Match Ban

Luis Suarez. | image source: AFP | 

Luis Suarez has been banned for two matches for his part in a scuffle between Barcelona and Espanyol players after their Spanish Cup tie.

The Uruguayan striker, 28, is alleged to have threatened opposition players in the tunnel following Wednesday’s game, which Barcelona won 4-1.

The ban applies to Copa del Rey matches only, including the return leg of the last-16 fixture on Wednesday.
Barcelona, who are second in La Liga, are appealing against the decision.

– BBC

 

Barcelona thrash Real Madrid 4-0 in El Clasico

Luis Suarez and Neymar continued their sensational goalscoring form as Barcelona moved six points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga with a 4-0 thrashing of the hosts Bernabeu on Saturday.

Barca even had the luxury of leaving Lionel Messi on the bench, but the Argentine did make his return from a two-month injury layoff half an hour from time and played a part in Suarez’s second and Barca’s fourth goal.

Photo hu  Credits : AFP