Ever since his arrival at Camp Nou, Luis Suarez has not been performing at his usual level of football excellence. Sure, he’s scored a few goals and his team hasn’t lost many matches, but most of the heavy lifting at Barcelona has been done by his teammates, Lionel Messi and Neymar. On Tuesday, though, Suarez saved the day to give Barca a round of 16 win over Manchester City in the 2014 – 2015 UEFA Champions League. Celebrate the Uruguayan footballer’s clutch performance, as well as the win, with a brand new set of FC Barcelona kits from Soccer Box!
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The 2014 – 2015 Champions League
After being eliminated from the UEFA Champions League during the quarterfinals last year (by La Liga rivals, Atletico Madrid), FC Barcelona is looking to go all the way to the finals this year. So far, that quest has been an utter success – Barca won five of their six group stage matches to secure a spot in the knockout phase.
It wasn’t an easy group, either. On the contrary, the wearers of the FC Barcelona kits were up against French football champs Paris Saint Germain and Dutch victors Ajax, as well as Cyprus champions APOEL. Barca lost one game—an away fixture against PSG—but won big in the other five games.
Aside from the home win against APOEL, Messi led the team in all of those wins, scoring at least one goal in each. The Argentine soccer celebrity even netted a hat trick in the away match against APOEL. Undoubtedly, fans dressing their infants in the Barcelona baby home kit 2014 – 2015 were expecting Messi to lead the squad through the knockout phase too.
That expectation remained even after Barca got one of the tougher draws for the 2014 – 2015 UCL round of 16: reigning English football champs, Manchester City. Beginning with an away game on February 25th, and concluding with a home fixture scheduled for March 18th, the round would pit the best from England and Spain against one another.
Surprisingly, Messi actually wasn’t the star of the first match. Donning the FC Barcelona kits for the UCL game at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, the Barca squad instead got into the groove thanks to a goal at the 16-minute mark by Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan star—previously the top striker in the English Premier League and a consistent thorn in Man City’s side—delivered a second goal just 14 minutes later. It looked like a runaway victory for Barcelona, and a tough home loss for City’s Sky Blues.
Things took a rougher turn for Barcelona in the second half, when the Sky Blues’ Sergio Aguerro found the back of the net, and when the great Messi actually missed a penalty goal shot. It was a golden opportunity for the home side to take control of the match, find the momentum, and equalize the score.
Ultimately, Barca held off Manchester’s attacks in order to to achieve a 2-1 victory. It was a big moment for the football club. Since Barca rarely concedes goals at home, let alone loses games, winning the away leg of this round was always going to be the bigger test. So stop by Soccer Box today and pick up a new Barcelona baby home kit 2014 – 2015 or Suarez home jersey: barring some major upset on March 18th, Barca will be moving on to the quarterfinals!
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