Barcelona's Luis Suarez has now gone 19 Champions League away games without scoring

It's been four years since Luis Suarez's last away goal in the Champions League...

Barcelona's Champions League campaign didn't get off to the best possible start away at Borussia Dortmund last night.

The Spanish champions were held to a 0-0 draw by Lucien Favre's side, but the Blaugrana were pretty lucky to emerge with a point.

Marco Reus missed a second-half penalty, with the German star also missing a number of guilt-edged chances throughout the 90 minutes.

Julian Brandt also hit the bar late in the day, with Barca creating very few chances of note - even after the introduction of Lionel Messi.

The Argentine was restricted to being a second-half substitute, but Ernesto Valverde was able to reinstate Luis Suarez back into the starting lineup after his two-goal cameo against Valencia on the weekend.

And the Uruguayan's presence in Dortmund means he has continued one of the most bizarre scoring droughts in Champions League history.

Suarez, one of the world's finest strikers and a certified goal machine, has now failed to score in his last 19 Champions league away games, with his last coming against Apoel Nicosia in September 2015.

Four whole years! This is a man who scored 69 goals in 110 Premier League games and currently boasts a record of 133 strikes and 66 assists in just 165 La Liga appearances.

Even his overall stats in the Champions League are impressive, with Suarez scoring 21 goals and assisting the same amount in 53 European outings.

Suarez scored twice against Valencia on the weekend

How can a player with those kinds of records be on such a drought away from home?

Suarez's agony away from the Camp Nou was almost brought to a halt last season against Manchester United, but his crucial strike at Old Trafford was ruled as a Luke Shaw own goal.

As for his overall contribution to Barca's run to the semi-final, Suarez mustered just a single goal in the 3-0 home win over Liverpool.

But what about Messi you ask? Well, he scored 12 times in his 10 Champions League appearances in 2018/19.

Mesis made his return to the side vs Dortmund

No wonder the club were so desperate to sign Antoine Griezmann and Neymar...

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