Luis Suarez scores Ronaldinho-esque goal seconds after coming on against Valencia

Luis Suarez celebrates his goal against Valencia

Barcelona have made an inconsistent start to the defence of their La Liga title but played themselves into form with a big win over Valencia.

With a record of one win, one draw and one less going into the clash against the side that beat them in last season's Copa del Rey final, Barca were still plagued by injury issues.

Samuel Umtiti, Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi were all unavailable for selection, however, one man that did return from the treatment room is Luis Suarez.

Suarez was forced off just 37 minutes into Barca's league opener at Athletic Bilbao last month but came back in the 61st-minute on Saturday night when he replaced the electric Ansu Fati.

Instead of taking a bit of time to get up to speed, the Uruguayan re-announced himself to the Nou Camp faithful in amazing fashion with a superb strike mere seconds after coming on. 

Suarez is back with a bang

Ernesto Valverde selected a front three of Carles Perez, Antoine Griezmann and Fati and Barca built a 3-1 lead thanks to goals from the latter, Frenkie de Jong and Gerard Pique.

Suarez received a big ovation from the crowd as he ran onto the pitch and he earned an even bigger one seconds later after magnificently finding the back of the net.

Suarez celebrates a goal against Valencia

Arthur slipped a pass into him just outside the penalty area, the 32-year-old killed the ball dead with his first touch, then faked an initial shot before bending a pinpoint strike in off the post.

Check out Suarez's goal below:

Suarez goal reminiscent of Ronaldinho v Chelsea

Plenty of Barcelona supporters on social media have brought up the fact that Suarez's goal is pretty reminiscent of the great Ronaldinho's effort in the Champions League at Chelsea.

Make up your own mind by watching the Brazilian's goal at Stamford Bridge in 2005 here:

Like Ronaldinho, the brilliance of Suarez's goal lies in how quickly he had to adjust his feet before hitting the strike, and the ex-Liverpool man bagged a second late on to make it 5-1.

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