Luis Suarez scores first La Liga goal for Barcelona vs Cordoba

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Luis Suarez finally scored his first La Liga goal for Barcelona during last night's emphatic 5-0 victory over newly-promoted Cordoba at Camp Nou.

The Uruguayan striker converted from close-range after controlling a misplaced left-wing cross from Pedro, putting an opposing defender on his bottom before coolly prodding past the helpless goalkeeper.

Suarez had failed to score in each of his first seven league games for Luis Enrique's side, but ended that barren run when he put the hosts 2-0 up early in the second half, adding to the quickfire strike by the aforementioned assister after just 72 seconds.

The 27-year-old has not been completely wasteful since his £65 million transfer from Liverpool during the summer, finding the net twice in the Champions League in games against Apoel Nicosia and Paris Saint-Germain.

However, his first goal in Spain's domestic competition will be sure to lift a huge weight off Suarez's shoulders, and Barca fans will be hoping that will be the first of many to come from him between now and the end of the season.

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Of course, Suarez had to wait until October before he could get his 2014/15 campaign underway, after serving a ban for his bite on Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup in Brazil over the summer.

That could be one reason why the previously prolific marksman has taken some time to adapt to his new surroundings, but it's widely anticipated that the South American will prove to be a big success at Barcelona.

A Gerard Pique header and two late Lionel Messi goals wrapped up the convincing win for the Catalan giants, who now move to within a point of league leaders Real Madrid, although they still have a game in hand.

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