Wednesday 26 October 2016

Suarez fit for Bilbao clash

Luis Suarez is fit to face Athletic Bilbao as Barcelona bid to pick up their second trophy of a potential treble in tonight's King's Cup final, coach Luis Enrique said.

Suarez has been in lethal form over the final months of the season, combining with Lionel Messi and Neymar as the Catalan side's forward line has propelled Barca towards repeating their 2009 treble triumph.

Barca have won their fifth La Liga title in seven years and face Bilbao this weekend before the Champions League final against Juventus on June 6 in Berlin.

Suarez picked up a hamstring injury in the Champions League semi-final second leg at Bayern Munich which caused him to miss the last two league games of the season, but he is now expected to play his first final for the club, having moved from Liverpool last year. "He is fine and trained all this week without problems," Luis Enrique said.

"As things stand he is ready to play along with the others. I expect a game where Athletic will go out to pressure and not let you relax. They play at a high tempo and so we will have to be sharp."

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