Barcelona won the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday night after beating Sevilla 2-1 in Tangier, Morocco.
Ernesto Valverde’s side went 1-0 down in the ninth minute when Pablo Sarabia beat the offside trap and curled the ball past Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
However, Gerard Pique’s equaliser three minutes before half-time meant the two sides started the second 45 minutes level.
The winner came with just over 10 minutes left on the clock. Ousmane Dembele scored arguably the best goal of his career so far - a thunderbolt from 25 yards - to seal the trophy for the Catalan giants.
"We got better as the game went on,” Valverde was quoted as saying by Marca after the full-time whistle. “It was a good match, in which they also had chances.
"It is good to win because it boosts you in what you're doing and allows you to start the season in a positive way."
Although Valverde was encouraged by the performance of Dembele, he will surely have been considerably less impressed with Luis Suarez’s display.
Video of Suarez's 'highlights' v Sevilla emerges
The Uruguayan forward, who blew hot and cold last season, was handed an unflattering 4/10 rating by the Mirror for his performance at the Grand Stade de Tanger - the lowest rating of any Barça player.
Fans on social media were also critical of Suarez’s display - and when you see his individual ‘highlights’ from the match, you’ll understand why…
As you can see, very little Suarez attempted on Sunday night paid off.
He was missing good chances, overhitting passes, his touch was poor. His performance was, by all accounts, a bit of a shocker.
Suarez is working his way back to full fitness
Some supporters feel that Suarez isn’t fit and were concerned about his physique after photos emerged on social media last week.
However, it’s worth noting that this was the 31-year-old’s first match back following his holiday after the 2018 World Cup.
It’s shouldn’t come as a surprise that he’s not in tip-top condition as things stand.
Barça play one more match before their La Liga campaign gets underway against Deportivo Alaves on Saturday: the Joan Gamper trophy against Boca Juniors on Wednesday night.
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