Luis Suarez shines against Leicester in pre-season match

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Most of Leicester's players could only dream of playing the likes of Barcelona this time 12 months ago.

But after stunning the world to win the Premier League last season, the Foxes came face-to-face with the illustrious Catalan giants in the pre-season International Champions Cup competition on Wednesday night in Stockholm.

And although Barcelona are still a couple of weeks behind Claudio Ranieri's side in terms of time on the training pitch, there weren't too many non-Leicester fans who were expecting the English side to triumph.

There were always concerns how Wes Morgan and Robert Huth would stand up against Europe's top sharpshooters in this year's Champions League and they were given the ultimate test in the form of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

Munir had already given the La Liga champions the lead in the first half when Suarez and Messi started to control proceedings and send an alarming message to Ranieri in the Leicester dugout.

First Suarez ran onto a brilliant pass from Messi and showed the determination and quality that won him so many fans at Anfield.

As you can see, the ex-Liverpool striker got a couple of fortunate ricochets but still managed to nutmeg Huth and dribble past Ben Chilwell before stabbing home and really assert Barcelona's dominance on the game.

Jamie Vardy and Co. managed to regather themselves but didn't really pose too many problems for Luis Enrique's side defensively and were duly punished once again on the stroke of half-time.

A perfectly lofted ball by Suarez set Munir free, who then took just one touch to control the ball ahead of a very calm finish past Ron-Robert Zieler- but it was the Uruguayan who can claim most of the credit for having the impeccable vision to create the chance.

It may only be pre-season but Leicester fans have every reason to feel particularly apprehensive about their Champions League credentials, especially given how easily Barcelona cut through the side without new Chelsea signing N'Golo Kante in the midfield.

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