Today, Luis Suárez attended his last training session with FC Barcelona. He bid farewell to his team-mates and reportedly was spotted crying in his car. After six glorious seasons, the Uruguayan will be joining Atletico Madrid.
Suarez played a total of 283 games for Barça, scoring 198 goals and providing 109 assists. Becoming the clubs 3rd all-time top-scorer, the 33-year-old made it into the history books of Barcelona. Whether these numbers can be reached by any other striker over time, remains unknown.
Besides that, Suarez won a total of 16 collective and individual trophies with Barça; 4x La Liga, 4x Copa del Rey, 1x Champions League, 1x Club World Cup, 1x UEFA Super Cup, 2x Spanish Super Cup, 1x Golden Boot, 1x Pichichi, 1x Club World Cup Golden Ball.
The player wants to say goodbye in a press conference tomorrow at noon. A farewell ceremony will likely take place tomorrow.
Sources: Rac1, Alex Pintanel, Josep Soldado
Video: Barcelona vs Alavés — Match Preview
Barcelona take on Alavés in Matchday 6 of La Liga Santander, following a wonderful display and victory over Juventus midweek, in the Champions League. But Ronald Koeman’s side have already dropped big points in the league this season, and know that anything other than 3 points against the Basque outfit would be disastrous for our title aspirations.
This should be another good opportunity for Barça to showcase their abilities once more and build on that performance against Juventus, as Alavés are a considerably weaker side to the sort of opposition that the Catalans have had to face so far this campaign.
Having said that, Pablo Machín’s men will try and make life difficult for Barça, similar to what Getafe did, and Alavés will feel confident that with the right sort of game-plan, they can make Koeman’s side slip up in La Liga once more.