Suarez eyes prize



May 12, 2016
Suarez eyes prize

Champions on the field, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. CREDIT: Sourced

Talented pair Lionel and Luis set more milestones.

Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are closing in on some more milestones.

Suarez’s brace against Espanyol in Barca’s 5-0 triumph last Sunday saw him reach 81 goals for the Catalans to equal the record of Uruguayan compatriot Villaverde Vazquez – 81 goals in 224 games.

In his second season at Barcelona, Suarez has struck 50 goals in all competitions this season to help the team remain in contention for a domestic double, overtaking his previous record of 49 for Ajax in the 2009-2010 campaign.

With 37 goals scored so far, four more than Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, and with one La Liga game remaining, Suarez is on the verge of clinching the Pichichi award as the top scorer in La Liga.

Meanwhile, Messi needs another freekick goal to break Ronald Koeman’s overall record of 23 deadball strikes for the Nou Camp club.

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