The Uruguayan striker has struck 25 goals in all competitions but has not netted in any of his eight Champions League appearances this sbo128
term, going 10 without a goal in the competition in total. Suarez has not scored in Europe since netting in Barcelona’s unforgettable 6-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain at the Nou Camp over a year ago. The Catalan giants - who are well primed to regain their La Liga crown this season thanks to a nine-point lead at the top sbo128
of the table - face AS Roma in the first leg of their quarter-final clash tonight (7.45pm). And Ernesto Valverde is confident that Suarez will soon break his continental duck as Barca look to move one step closer to a sixth Champions League title. Asked if the 31-year-old front-man would be extra motivated against the Italian side this evening, Valverde hit back: “You should be asking me that question in reverse: Is there ever a sbo128
game when Luis Suarez is not motivated? "I don't think there is. I expect the same motivation as always [against Roma].
“It's just chance that he's not scored in the Champions League yet this season.
“The fact he wasn't scoring was a regular question earlier in the campaign, until he started scoring all the time.
“The same will happen in the Champions League. He knows where the back of the net is and I hope that once the first one falls, many more will come.”