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Ernesto Valverde surprised by Luis Suarez’s backheel against Real Mallorca

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The Barcelona boss thought he was trying to pass

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Ernesto Valverde admitted he was surprised by Luis Suarez’s backheeled goal against Real Mallorca after Saturday’s 5-2 win at the Camp Nou.

The Uruguayan got on the scoresheet in some style, finishing off a lovely move with a goal that will surely be up for next year’s Puskas Award.

Valverde admitted it was a stunning strike when he was asked about Suarez after the match.

“The situation took me by surprise,” Valverde said. “I thought it was a pass to a teammate.

”It surprised me, but it was an extraordinary goal. I told him that there had been a few easier chances and this one, which was improbable, went in.”

Source | Marca

Barca’s win takes them back to the top of La Liga ahead of tricky fixtures against Real Sociedad and Real Madrid. Next up though is a trip to the San Siro to face Inter in their final Champions League group game.