In the UCL final, the striker will meet the two players that caused his major sanctions
Now we know the two candidates to the title: The Champions League final will be played between Barça and Juventus in Berlin on June 6.
On the field, a Blaugrana player, Luis Suárez, will find the two players that caused his major sanctions.
It's the left side that has faced Madrid in the two matches of the Champions League semifinal. In the eight seasons he was part of Manchester United, Patrice Evra played several times against Luis Suárez, the Liverpool striker then. In one of them, on 15 October 2011 in a Liverpool - Manchester United, Patrice Evra accused Suárez had racially abused of him, with xenophobic expressions. The Uruguayan received eight-match ban.
Suárez talks about this affair in his autobiography. The player argues that the conversation he had with Evra was in Spanish (striker says it was the defense who headed him in that language), and it is true that he used the word "negro" (black) but not racist connotations, but the opposite. Indeed, in South American countries the word "negro" is used as an even familiar name.
Almost three years later, during the World Cup in Brazil, the Uruguayan faced with the Italian in the third and final match of the group stage. With the victory by the minimum of the Uruguayan team, the South American got classified but that game on June 24, 2014 will be remembered for another issue.
About after 79 minutes played, a clash between Luis Suárez and the Italian center-back Giorgio Chiellini ended with both players on the ground. The first touched his mouth, and the second, his shoulder. Italian players demanded punishment for Suárez, arguing that he had bitten Chiellini, but the Mexican Marco Antonio Rodriguez did not whistle anything.
After two days, FIFA sanctioned the striker with 9 games without playing with the national team and four months without doing any activity related to soccer. Some time later Suárez apologized publicly; he said Chiellini had "experienced the physical effects of a bite."