Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will contest a crucial encounter in the race for the LaLiga Santander title on Saturday, but the Catalans will find the time to pay a special tribute to Luis Suarez before the game.
The Uruguayan was told to find a new club last summer once Ronald Koeman took over as Blaugrana coach, and Atletico have reaped the benefits as his 19 league goals have helped them maintain first position for the majority of the season.
There was no fitting departure for a player who had contributed so much in his six seasons with the club.
It was clear from Suarez‘s farewell press conference, where he appeared very emotional, that he could not reveal all about how he felt regarding the matter.
That day, the club posted a farewell photo of him with all the trophies he had won in his time with the club, alongside captains Leo Messi, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba.
Obviously, no one from the Josep Maria Bartomeu board was in the photo. But now, under newly elected president Joan Laporta, Barcelona have decided to acknowledge his service ahead of the match.