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Luis Suarez continues dreadful form this season with horrific miss against Malaga

The Barcelona striker has scored just three times in all competitions so far this campaign

What’s getting at Luis Suarez?

For years we’ve been used to seeing the Uruguayan laying waste to defences, firstly with Liverpool and now with Barcelona.


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Arsenal came very close to signing Luis Suarez in 2013

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Suarez is widely regarded as the best striker on the planet

Suarez even won the European Golden Shoe award in 2015/16 after pulling off the unthinkable and outscoring both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

But this season has been a very different story.

Suarez has been a pale imitation of his former self in front of goal, scoring just three times in all competitions.

And his torrid recent form continued on Saturday night during the Catalans’ 2-0 win over Malaga at the Nou Camp.

In the second half, Sergi Roberto broke brilliantly from midfield and squared for the former Liverpool hitman to seemingly tap into an empty net:

Roberto breaks free down the left

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Roberto breaks free down the left

The Spaniard squares for the unmarked Suarez

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The Spaniard squares for the unmarked Suarez

Suarez makes contact in front of a partially empty goal

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Suarez makes contact in front of a partially empty goal

But puts it wide

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But puts it wide

But Suarez, who is usually so unerring in these kind of scenarios, somehow contrived to scuff his left-footed shot wide of the far post with the goal at his mercy.

Something ain’t right.

Suarez could barely believe what he’d done

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Suarez could barely believe what he’d done

Luckily for the Uruguayan Gerard Deulofeu – whose goal shouldn’t have counted – and Andres Iniesta did have their shooting boots on to ensure Barca stayed clear at the top of La Liga.

But Suarez’s performances will be a real concern for Ernesto Valverde.

Are his best days behind him?


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