Suárez Joins In Handball Claims, Doesn’t Realise Semedo Handballed It
Luis Suárez was left a little bit red-faced after he joined in for handball claims without realising that Nélson Semedo was at fault for it.
The former Liverpool star heard fans calling out for handball, but he seemed completely unaware that it was his Barça teammate was in the wrong.
Unsurprisingly, football fans spotted the moment during the match and flocked to Twitter to share their thoughts on the hilarious incident.
“Yup, I noticed that. Did anyone noticed [the] Betis player lying [on] the ground on that free-kick goal,” one Twitter user wrote.
A second said: “I wonder why earlier Suárez was shouting hand[ball] even though it was never near a Barça’s hand. This explains it.”
A third added: “The fans claimed that Semedo handled it, but Suárez claimed a possible Marc Bartra handball, which really hit his knee, but OK.”
A fourth wrote: “Classic Suárez.”
The 32-year-old Uruguayan striker found the back of the net in Barcelona‘s 4-1 win over Betis, but he sprained his ankle and will have to race back up to full fitness ahead of next month’s Champions League quarter-final clash with Manchester United.
“Tests carried out on Monday morning have confirmed that first-team player Luis Suárez has a sprained right ankle,” reads the club’s statement.
“He will be out for 10-15 days and will now undertake his recovery with the FC Barcelona medical team, having been withdrawn from the Uruguayan national team squad.”
Suárez’s handball claims were overshadowed by the performance of Lionel Messi, who scored a hat-trick.
Barcelona took the lead against Betis thanks to their captain’s spectacular 20-yard free-kick.
Following on from completing his brace, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner completed his hat-trick in perfect fashion by chipping Pau López, whose reaction said it all when he realised that he been beaten by the tidy finish from the Argentine ace.
Messi’s performance earned him the respect of Béticos fans inside the Benito Villamarín after they applauded and chanted his name during a standing ovation.
Will Suárez be fit enough in time to start against United?
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