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Barcelona routs Club Leon

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Luis Suarez made his first appearance for Barcelona after his move from Liverpool for a reported 95 million Euros as the Catalans hammered Mexican side Club Leon 6-0 in a friendly on Monday.

The Uruguayan striker, who won’t be able to play in a competitive game for Barca until October after his appeal against a fourth-month ban for biting Italian Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup was rejected last week, replaced Rafinha Alcantara 14 minutes from time.

Barca was already leading 4-0 thanks to goals from Lionel Messi, Munir El Haddadi and a double from Neymar before Munir and Sandro rounded off the scoring. “We will give him (Suarez) the time so that he can see he is integrating into the team and he will adapt to the team in training,” Barca sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta told Barca TV.

The result: Barcelona 6 (Messi 3, Neymar 12, 44, Munir 56, 78, Ramirez 89) bt Club Leon 0.

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