Luis Suárez returns to Barcelona with tight La Liga race on the line

Atlético Madrid striker is back at the Camp Nou on Sunday and the stakes could scarcely be higher in a rollercoaster title battle

The last time Luis Suárez was on the pitch at the Camp Nou, one sunny afternoon in September last year, he stood alongside Lionel Messi, Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba, the five of them surrounded by silverware: four league trophies, four cups, one European Cup, a Spanish Super Cup, a European Super Cup, and a Club World Cup. The next time he does should be a huge step towards another La Liga, just not for all of them.

On Saturday Suárez returns to the stage as an opponent, facing Barcelona for the first time since he was forced to leave and joined Atlético Madrid. He does so as their top scorer, on 19 league goals, and with Atlético top, where they have been for five months.

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