Luis Suarez has repeated what Lionel Messi did at Barcelona in 2012
Barcelona had to dig extremely deep to make sure their unbeaten run remained intact as they welcomed Alaves to the Camp Nou.
As expected, the home team enjoyed a giant share of the possession, but it is the visitors who were the deadliest in the first half with clearer chances to finish off the game.
Still trailing 1-0 through a Guidetti goal Ernesto Valverde made two game-changing substitutions in the the 52 minute of the game, bringing on Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto.
And with Barcelona now looking more deadly down the wings, Andres Iniesta made an incredible run to set Luis Suarez up the opening goal.
According to the stats gurus Luis Suarez has now scored in 8 consecutive La Liga matches. Such a feat had previously been done by only three players in Barcelona’s history.
Messi has the most recent to score in 8 consecutive games back in 2012.
Suarez has now scored in 8 consecutive rounds in La Liga. He is the 4th Barcelona player to do so, after Mariano Martín in 1943, Ronaldo in 1997 and Messi in 2012.
— SUAREZSTATS 🇺🇾 (@SuarezStats) January 28, 2018
“We are achieving our objectives as a team and at an individual level I am very happy,” Suarez said to reporters after the game.
“In the second half we knew what we had to do and we got three points.”