Luis Suarez scores brilliant free-kick to complete hat-trick

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Scoring ridiculous goals is nothing new for Luis Suarez but even his jaw must drop at some of the ridiculous efforts he produces.

The Barcelona forward has netted a sensational free-kick to cap off his hat-trick as the La Liga champions kicked off their title defence with a 6-2 rout against Real Betis at the Nou Camp on Saturday.

Suarez was on target once in the first half just prior to the break before adding another to his name ten minutes into the second period.


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Arda Turan opened the scoring six minutes in and Lionel Messi also contributed a goal in each half, but the former Liverpool man saved the best for last as the final whistle loomed.

Standing over a free-kick alongside Messi 25 yards from Adan’s goal, even Suarez might not have fancied his chances of taking the shot ahead of his Argentine colleague.

But the Uruguayan got his way before unleashing an unstoppable drive into the Real Betis goal to give Barcelona their sixth.

The away side managed to reduce the deficit to four goals through Ruben Castro, but Suarez’s brilliant strike was by the far pick of the bunch in a match featuring eight top-class goals to savour.

His three-goal performance was the icing on top of a hugely impressive victory for the La Liga giants on the opening day of the league season.

Barcelona have sent a strong message to the rest of the division, dominating Real Betis in every facet of the match.

Luis Enrique’s men finished the clash with 73 per cent possession while chalking up 16 chances to one and 30 shots to six.

Whether Barcelona can rack up six in 90 minutes again this season remains to be seen - but Suarez will almost certainly be on the scoresheet if they do.

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