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Luis Suárez Makes Barcelona Debut In 6-0 Win V Leon (Video)

19/08/2014 10:34 BST | Updated 19/08/2014 10:59 BST

Luis Suárez came off the bench to make his first appearance for Barcelona in a 6-0 thrashing of Leon in Monday night's friendly match at the Camp Nou.

Thirty-one days after he signed for the club, Suárez ran out on the pitch to great applause as he was finally unveiled as a Barcelona player in the pre-match build-up.

The 27-year-old, who was cleared to make his debut in the friendly by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, despite currently serving a four-month ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup, was named on the bench.

Suárez is not permitted to take part in a competitive match until 26 October, when Barça face Real Madrid at the Bernabéu in the first Clásico of the season.

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Suárez cannot play for Barcelona until 26 October

Barcelona dominated the match and were four goals to the good thanks to Lionel Messi's third-minute opener, a first-half brace by Neymar and Munir El Haddadi's 55th-minute effort by the time Suárez was introduced in the 77th minute.

The £75 million-man replaced Rafina to a huge ovation and no sooner had he joined the action another goal was added, but it was not from the boot of the Uruguay striker but a second for El Haddadi.

Sandro then wrapped up the win with the sixth goal in the 90th minute.

Luis Suarez's Barcelona debut