The Uruguayan striker spoke to the club’s media about his most important feats in a blaugrana jersey on his 29th birthday
In his short time at the club, Luis Suárez has become a pivotal figure for FC Barcelona with a number of crucial goals to his name. With Sunday 24 January marking his 29th birthday, the Uruguayan sat down with the club’s media to discuss his favourite goals in a blaugrana jersey.
Suárez has scored 51 times for Barça, 29 of which have come this season, and 18 of those in La Liga, which sees him currently top of the scoring charts.
Barca’s no.9 is a player for the big occasions, and has left his mark on a number of huge games, so it is no surprise which goal he chose as his favourite:
“The nicest goal that I remember was my first against Real Madrid this season. It was a team goal: Sergi Roberto played a great pass and I finished with my first touch,” said the Uruguayan. “It was special because of what it means to beat Real Madrid 4-0 and because it was my first at the Santiago Bernabeu.”
Of course, Suárez holds his strike against Juventus at Berlin’s Olympiastadion as one of the most memorable: “I will never forget the goal in the Champions League final, as it is a hugely important trophy which I always dreamt of winning, and that goal put us 2-1 ahead.”
[[CITA_2]] Suárez also scored a vital goal in another final, this year in Japan: “The goal against River to kill the game was one of the most important.”
Other goals which the striker fondly remembers for their significance was his goal against Athletic Club on the opening day of the season, which gave Barça a 1-0 win, as well as his late winner against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.