–Barca star delighted at downing rivals Madrid
Luis Suarez has labelled his El Clasico winner as “the most important goal” of his Barcelona career.
The former Liverpool star trapped a long punt from Dani Alves and fired past Iker Casillas in the 55th minute to put Barca 2-1 up against Real Madrid at the Nou Camp.
And it was enough for the Catalan giants to extend their lead at the top of La Liga to four points over their great rivals from the Spanish capital.
It was Suarez’s 14th goal in all competitions for Barcelona since making a £75million switch from Anfield last summer.
And the 28-year-old striker, who scored twice in the Champions League against Manchester City last month, said: “This is the most important goal I’ve scored for Barca.
“It has an extra significance because of the rival we were playing against.
“I just tried to take advantage of the space between defenders and be as fast as I could so I didn’t give the centre-backs any time to recover. Luckily it went in.
“The dressing room is very happy, we knew this was a really important game if we wanted to stay top of the league and increase our advantage.”Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN