Luis Suarez’s Champions League goal drought away from home stretches to over 1,300 DAYS after UEFA decide Luke Shaw scored own goal against Barcelona
- Luis Suarez headed the ball towards goal but Luke Shaw was given the own goal
- The goal at Old Trafford was initially ruled out for offside but VAR overturned it
- Suarez last scored a goal away from home in the Champions League in 2015
Luis Suarez’s goal drought in Champions League away games has stretched over 1,300 days as UEFA decided Luke Shaw put the ball into his own net on Wednesday.
The Barcelona star headed the ball towards goal at Old Trafford but Shaw diverted the ball past David de Gea.
As his header was not on target, UEFA insisted the Manchester United defender scored an own goal.
Luis Suarez’s goal drought in Champions League away games has stretched over 1,300 days
Suarez’s header brushed off Luke Shaw and into the United net giving the visitors an early lead
The goal was initially ruled out for offside but VAR overturned it as it showed Suarez was onside from Lionel Messi’s cross.
His last goal outside of the Nou Camp in the Champions League came against Roma in September 2015.
Suarez has 23 goals and 12 assists in all competitions for Ernesto Valverde’s side this campaign.
Shaw’s own goal was enough to give Barcelona the victory on the night with a second leg at the Nou Camp to come.
The winner of this tie will face either Liverpool or Porto in the Champions League semi-finals.
His last goal outside of the Nou Camp in the Champions League came against Roma in 2015