On this day in 2015, Luis Suarez produced one of the greatest first touches ever vs Bayern


Five years ago today, Barcelona travelled to Germany to face Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final second leg.

Barca won the opening leg at the Camp Nou 3-0 and were looking to progress to the final.

And they managed to do so.

The Catalan giants lost 3-2 on the night, but that was enough to see them comfortably progress to their first Champions League final since 2011.

While it was a special day for Barcelona, it was also a memorable day for their star striker, Luis Suarez.

Suarez actually went off injured with a tight hamstring early on, but not before he produced an incredible bit of skill in the first half.

The Uruguayan striker found himself on the right-wing and under heavy pressure from Mehdi Benatia.

With the ball fizzed into him by Dani Alves, you would have expected Suarez to simply control the ball and pass it back to a teammate.


But Suarez, who was the best striker in the world at the time, had other ideas.

The former Liverpool player decided to produce a dazzling flick that sailed over Benatia's head.

Suarez then got on the other end of it and drove into space towards the Bayern goal.

Watch it below:

Wow. You will find words hard to describe just how class that was from Suarez.

When you think of the greatest first touch in history, you might think back to Dennis Bergkamp's extraordinary effort against Newcastle in 2002.


The Dutchman produced a ridiculous touch that saw him go past Nikos Dabizas, before he slotted the ball coolly into the net.

Some, however, have claimed that Bergkamp's touch was lucky.

The same cannot be said about Suarez's effort. For that reason, Suarez's touch could actually be considered even better than Bergkamp's effort 18 years ago.

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