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Luis Suarez's cheeky rabona goal not given during Barcelona vs Deportivo

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Luis Suarez finally appears to have found his shooting boots for Barcelona.

It's been a tough old season for the 30-year-old, who's somewhat struggled in front of goal and cut a very frustrated figure on the football pitch as a result.

Three goals in his first eight La Liga games was a poor return, but fortunately for him, Lionel Messi has been in sensational form from the get go.

Suarez now has nine in 13, though, following his brace against Deportivo La Coruna at the Camp Nou on Sunday night.

For his opener, Andres Iniesta clipped a stunning ball in behind the defence for Messi, who unselfishly squared to make it 1-0.

Summer signing Paulinho then doubled Barcelona's lead when Messi's strike across goal hit the post and rebounded straight to his feet.

And it should have been 3-0 heading into half-time had Suarez's audacious attempt been given by the referee.

In the video below, Suarez reacts fastest to another rebound but rather than just use his weaker foot, the Uruguayan produces a rabona that appears to cross the line.

But the referee says no, much to the frustration of Suarez and his Barcelona teammates.


Fair play to Deportivo's goalkeeper for making an unbelievable save, but replays later showed the ball was over the line and a goal should have been given.

Had goal-line technology been available to the referee, Suarez would have had a first-half brace.

This isn't the first time the Blaugrana have been denied a clear goal. Just last month, a shot from Messi against Valencia was miles over the line, but neither the referee or linesman saw it.

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