Luis Suarez Ready to Make Debut With Barcelona in El Clasico

Player of the yearOn Friday, Luis Enrique the manager for Barcelona said Luis Suarez would play a part in Saturday’s clasico between Real Madrid and visiting Barcelona. However, Enrique would not reveal if the Barcelona attacker would start the match or come off the bench.

The summer signing for 80 million euros from Liverpool is now eligible to play after serving his four-month ban from biting Giorgio Chiellini the Italian defender in the World Cup last summer.

After playing in a few matches behind closed doors for his club and a pair of Uruguayan international friendlies earlier in October, Suarez says he feels good and is ready to help his new club against the Champions League holders at the Bernabeu in Madrid.

Enrique said he was not sure how many minutes Suarez would play be he assured listeners that the attacker would play.

Suarez has played for three European clubs prior to Barcelona, including Groningen, Ajax and Liverpool. He has scored in his debut for each of the three clubs.

He also scored two goals for Uruguay after a long absence due to injury.

Barcelona’s other difficult selection issue prior to the match is if Sergio Busquets will be able to start at midfield despite a nagging groin injury. In addition, there are questions about which of the four players, including Jeremy Mathieu, Gerard Pique, Marc Bartra or Javier Mascherano will start at center back.

Although Busquets still does not have the green light to play, Enrique implied that he would, but would not offer any thoughts on the likely lineup for the defense.

With goalkeeper Claudio Bravo in the lineup, Ivan Rakitic at midfield and the possibly Mathieu and Suarez play, Barcelona could be looking at 4 players debuting in the clasico.

Currently Barcelona is in first place in La Liga while Real Madrid sits in third place four points adrift.

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David makes his home in Guatemala and follows the worlds greatest games from there. David contributes on all leagues across the world and had over 25 years experience. He has covered 10 World Cups and will do so again this year in Brazil

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