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Barcelona’s second top scorer this season proves that Lionel Messi really is a one-man team

Has Suarez really been that bad this season?

Luis Suarez has been bad this season but surely not this bad.

Barca have been rejuvenated since Ernesto Valverde took over in the summer, currently topping La Liga and winning their Champions League group.

But Luis Suarez has managed just six of Barcelona’s 54 goals in all competitions this season.


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The ball’s behind you Luis

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The ball’s behind you Luis

This latest statistic makes that figure pretty embarrassing for the Uruguayan striker.

The Catalans finished of the Champions League group with a 2-0 win against Sporting Lisbon, giving them top spot ahead of Juventus.

You may well have noticed that former Barca defender Jeremy Mathieu scored an own goal in the match. 


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Mathieu trying not to celebrate

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Mathieu trying not to celebrate

The Frenchman’s stunning error has given us one of the statistics of the season so far.

Lionel Messi is well ahead in Barcelona’s top scorer charts with 17 goals already this season.

But when you look at second spot, expecting to see Suarez now Neymar has departed, the Barca striker is level on six goals with OWN GOALS scored by the opposition.

The good ol’ days

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The good ol’ days

Whether it is luck, coincidence or pressing teams into mistakes, Barcelona have benefited from the other team putting it into their own net SIX times this season.

Playing in a team that is firing on all cylinders such as Barca, Suarez, by his own lofty standards, should be finding the net more than six times in 11 games.

Remember this is the only player not called Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Spanish Golden Boot since 2009.

Come on Luis, get it together.