Why Luis Suarez Was Shown A Yellow Card Against Chelsea Last Night
Luis Suarez was back on English soil for the Champions League round of 16 first leg between Chelsea and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge - and of course he was piss-boiling again.
The Uruguayan was actually pretty quiet in the game and nullified for large spells by Andreas Christensen and the like in Chelsea's backline.
He only managed one shot on target throughout the game, but did have a penalty shout moments before Lionel Messi scored his first ever goal against Chelsea to make the score 1-1.
What a front two this could've been @LuisSuarez9 :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: #stillbootleboystopscorer pic.twitter.com/lYcdsykMS9
- Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) February 20, 2018
Having been played through delightfully by Messi, Suarez went down under the challenge of Antonio Rudiger, who appeared to clip him.
Though the contact may have been just outside the area, Suarez was furious that play was waved on.
Mere seconds latter though, Christensen gave the ball away cheaply and Barcelona seized on the mistake, Andres Iniesta squaring for Messi, who made no mistake.
And while Suarez was elated that his side had scored a crucial equaliser, footage doing the rounds shows him still being livid about the decision to not give a foul in his favour - and it appears his protests are what resulted in him being shown his first yellow card in the Champions League this season.
Here's Suarez pointing at the linesman after Messi slotted home past Thibaut Courtois:
It's the most Suarez thing ever, isn't it? Such a needless booking from the former Liverpool striker.
Going back to the Nou Camp for the second leg with an away goal, Suarez believes Barcelona have the upper hand.
As quoted by Metro, he said:
"It's not a bad result, knowing that they have to score at home and look for the goal, it will be beneficial for us because we will have more spaces.
"What we have to do is be strong at home, it's important that we score and that's our virtues."