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Luis Suarez assists Edinson Cavani after brilliant solo run

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Eighty-seven dribbling is what EA Sports gave Luis Suarez on FIFA 17, but there's evidence to suggest it should have been much, much higher.

So much so that, if anything, 87 is an insult to a player who has built a reputation for his mazy runs and ability to retain the ball under pressure.

After all, how many times throughout his career - for Ajax, Liverpool and Barcelona - has the Uruguayan jinked past defender after defender before scoring or assisting a teammate?

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A lot - that's how many.

And he was it again against Paraguay on Tuesday night, assisting Edinson Cavani's early goal in the second half following a quite incredible solo run (see below).

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NO STOPPING SUAREZ

Latching on to a header, Suarez dribbled past two defenders - nutmegging one of them in the process - before floating a delightful cross to the back post for Cavani to head home.

Understandably, it was the Barcelona striker that Uruguay's players went to congratulate before celebrating with Cavani, who immediately pointed towards his strike partner after finding the back of the net.

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How on earth Suarez managed to make his way to the byline without being tackled is unknown, but it's certainly not the first time.

Indeed, in a pre-season friendly with Leicester City, he pulled off the exact same but wound up the goalscorer (again, see below).

Since joining Barcelona in 2014, Suarez has become arguably football's best striker and it's because of former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers that he's managed such a feat.

That's according to Pele anyway.

"I think Celtic are very lucky to have a manager with the qualities of Brendan," the Brazil legend said, per The Sun.

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"Luis Suarez was a really good player when he went to Liverpool but I believe Brendan gave him great coaching, guidance and advice and made him a better player and a better person.

"Suarez was prepared well for his move from Liverpool to Barcelona after working under Brendan. Celtic have a good reputation around the world - and have a good manager."

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