MADRID — Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has returned to training with his team-mates, suggesting he will be able to play a part in Saturday’s King’s Cup final against Athletic Bilbao after two weeks out with a hamstring problem.
The Uruguay international sustained the injury in the Champions League semi-final, second leg at Bayern Munich and missed Barca’s final two La Liga games, including the 1-0 win at Atletico Madrid when they secured a fifth title in seven years. “All the available players from the first team trained,” Barca said on their website yesterday. “Luis Suarez worked with them without yet being given the medical all clear.”
Barca are chasing a treble of titles and after hosting Bilbao at the Nou Camp, when they will bid for a record-extending 27th domestic cup crown, they take on Juventus in the Champions League final in Berlin on June 6.
Suarez (28) has been in impressive form since the turn of the year, with 24 goals in 41 appearances this season. He has also laid on 16 assists, developing a fine understanding with fellow South American forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar. — Reuters