Luis Suarez was not happy with being subbed off against Malaga

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Barcelona continued their unbeaten start to the La Liga season with a 2-0 win over Malaga on Saturday.

Gerard Deulofeu got the ball rolling when he scored in the second minute, although replays showed the ball had gone out of play before Lucas Digne’s cross.

Andres Iniesta added a second shortly after half-time after being set up by Lionel Messi and the Blaugrana breezed through to the full-time whistle.

The result means Barcelona currently hold an eight-point lead over third-placed Real Madrid, who can cut the deficit when they take on Eibar on Sunday evening.

Barcelona watched Los Blancos claim the La Liga title for the first time since 2012 last season, although Ernesto Valverde’s side look extremely determined to take the crown back.

The Barcelona manager will be extremely happy with his side’s start to the season, especially given he’s without Ousmane Dembele through injury and Luis Suarez isn’t playing at his best.

The Uruguayan striker has scored just three goals all season and his issues were summed up when he missed a sitter in the second half.

How Suarez reacted to being subbed off

Suarez’s woes were compounded when he was subbed off for Paco Alcacer in the second half.

The former Liverpool ace didn’t fail to hide his disappointment, trudging past Valverde on his way to the bench. Sport even reported that Suarez threw away his wristband and stamped the floor in anger.

Note the lack of handshake as Suarez walks past his boss.

Twitter reacts

Here’s how fans on Twitter reacted to Suarez’s actions as he was taken off.



Valverde reacts

Yet Valverde, in his debut season at the Camp Nou, was neither upset with Suarez’s reaction or his form.

"Suarez is ambitious and no one likes to be substituted," Valverde said, per Goal.

"Everybody wants to be an undisputed starter every time. I do not see any problem.

"It was the third game he has played in six days, and he is getting chances, which is the main thing for a striker."

What's going wrong for Suarez at Barcelona? Do you see a problem with him snubbing Valverde? Let us know in the comments section below!

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