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Suarez questions Barcelona’s away form in La Liga race

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Luis Suarez appeared to take a dig at boss Quique Setien after they suffered a huge blow to their La Liga title hopes with a 2-2 draw against Celta Vigo.

Luis Suarez has questioned Barcelona’s away form as it has cost them once again in the La Liga race.

The Uruguayan scored once in each half to give the visitors the lead on two separate occasions, but equalisers from Fyodor Smolov and Iago Aspas meant Barcelona had to settle for a point on the evening.

The Catalan giants went back to the top of the league but Suarez knows that if Real Madrid beat bottom club Espanyol on Sunday evening they will trail their arch rivals by two points with just six games remaining.

When asked why Barcelona had failed to win a second consecutive game on the road, Suarez said via Reuters: “I think that’s why coaches are there, to analyse those situations.”

“We’re there to do our best on the pitch.”

“Away from home, we’re dropping important points that we didn’t usually drop in other seasons.”

Suarez was not able to completed his hat-trick after being replaced by Antoine Griezmann seven minutes before Aspas’ delightful equalising free-kick two minutes from time.

The 33-year-old was not pleased with the fact that the La Liga title is no longer in their hands.

“The feelings are negative, we have dropped two points in the fight for LaLiga.”

“It had been in our hands and now we have to wait for Real Madrid to drop points. The feeling we have is of frustration at having dropped two points.”

“We have to correct our mistakes to improve.”

Up next for Barcelona is a crunch fixture against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. Setien would be counting on Suarez to find the back of the net again.