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Suarez and Rudiger clashed following an incident in the first leg of their round of 16 fixture on Tuesday.
As the Chelsea defender ushered the ball out of play, the former Liverpool man pinched his opponent's leg and appeared to kick out in an unsavoury moment.
The German angrily confronted the forward who laughed before pushing him in his chest.
Suarez really move from biting to pinching , this man ♀️ pic.twitter.com/R9gnmrdaXo
- Ashara (@xd_Ashara) February 23, 2021
Both players avoided any punishment with match referee Dr. Felix Brych keeping his cards in his pocket during their heated scuffle.
But Suarez's actions didn't go down too well on social media.
One Twitter user wrote: "Suarez is a vile, disgusting human. A grown man pinching another person."
A second tweeted: "Why do commentators glorify what Suarez does. Constantly laughing and lauding him when he holds his face when no contact is made, kick players after the ball, pinching players."
A third added: "Why is Suarez so f**king weird? What's he pinching Rudiger's leg for??"
It annoys me that the pundits and commentators are smirking and almost praising Suarez and his antics. He's actually a cheat. That little kick on Azpi to get a free kick in the first half, and then diving all over the place, and pinching people. It's actually disgraceful. 1/2
- Will Moseling (@TheMosenator) February 23, 2021
Luis Suarez pinching Rudiger's thigh? Remember when he pinched Evra's skin too while racially abusing him then tried to claim it was all good natured. Awful human being. pic.twitter.com/qxccBs1wmm
- Jay Motty (@JayMotty) February 23, 2021
Rüdiger was angry because Suarez scratched the inside of his leg after the play ended. Suarez is a disgusting player.
- Ayden (@AydenMalek) February 23, 2021
I despise Luis Suarez.
- Dubois (@CFCDUBois) February 23, 2021
He bagged a sensational bicycle kick goal in the 68th minute following a VAR review.
The Premier League side head into the second leg with an away goal ahead of their return fixture on March 17 at Stamford Bridge.