Barcelona’s Luis Suarez to undergo tests on ankle, could miss first leg of Champions League tie vs Man Utd

Luis Suarez was substituted in the final minutes of Barcelona’s 4-1 win against Real Betis on Sunday night and is now in line to undergo tests on a sprained ankle.

The knock comes just weeks before Barcelona’s Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United.

On a night when Barcelona got closed to clinching the title, it was Lionel Messi that stole the show with a superb hat-trick but Suarez did add to his league tally (18) for the season. That’s not a bad record for a player many say is past it!

Suarez is due to join up with the Uruguay squad for their match against Uzbekistan, but Barcelona will wait on test results before allowing the player to depart.

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As underdogs in the Champions League tie, United will take any help they can get going into the both legs. If Suarez is unable to play we still have Messi to deal with… if they lost the Argentine, that would be an entirely different story.

Barca will play United at Old Trafford in the first leg on April 10, with the return fixture six days later at the Nou Camp. The winner will then meet either Liverpool or FC Porto in the semi-finals.

If fit for the game at Old Trafford, you can be sure Suarez will be in for a heated atmosphere.

We haven’t forgotten.

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