Luis Suarez dedicates goal against Valencia to Luis Enrique's late daughter Xana

Luis Suarez

Barcelona's up-and-down La Liga campaign hasn't been helped by Luis Suarez's unavailability for selection at times due to injury.

The striker, who scored 25 goals last season, suffered calf damage in the 1-0 loss at Athletic Bilbao in Barca's league opener last month and was forced off after 37 minutes.

However, he returned following the international break and scored twice off the bench as Ernesto Valverde's men beat Copa del Rey holders Valencia 5-2 on Saturday night.

With the score at 3-1, Suarez replaced the dazzling Ansu Fati in the 61st-minute and made his mark in a matter of seconds through a lovely Ronaldinho-esque strike which went in off the post.

The former Liverpool star bagged Barca's fifth eight minutes from time but he took the time to dedicate his first goal to Xana - the daughter of Luis Enrique - who recently passed away.

RIP Xana Enrique

Back on August 29, Enrique announced the heartbreaking news that Xana lost her five-month battle with bone cancer and had died from the illness aged nine.

The 49-year-old managed Barcelona between 2014 and 2017, and Xana was seen with her father many times during trophy celebrations such as the 2015 Champions League triumph.

Luis Enrique celebrates Barca's 2015 Champions League win with his daughter

In June, Enrique chose to step down as Spain coach less than a year into the job in order to spend more time with and help take care of his daughter.

Suarez dedicates goal to Xana

After scoring against Valencia at the Nou Camp, Suarez devoted the goal to the late Xana Enrique in what was a truly touching gesture.

As you can see below, the 32-year-old looked to the sky and crossed his two index fingers together to create an 'X', which, of course, represents the 'X' in the name Xana.

Suarez looks towards the sky in remembrance of Xana Suarez dedicates his first goal against Valencia to the late Xana Suarez points upwards during Barcelona 5-2 Valencia

Not only did Suarez play under Enrique for the first three years of his Barcelona career, the Uruguayan is also very close with his former manager's family.

Suarez has two sons but his daughter Delfina went to the same school as Xana and the two girls shared a good relationship.

Enrique consoles Suarez during a Copa del Rey final against Sevilla

Barca's motto is "Mes que un club" (more than a club) and it was heartwarming to see Xana remembered by Suarez in the Catalans' first home game since the news of her passing.

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