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'The best goal of my career': Watch the brilliant backheel Luis Suarez says is his BEST EVER strike (VIDEO)

'The best goal of my career': Watch the brilliant backheel Luis Suarez says is his BEST EVER strike (VIDEO)
The recipient of the next Puskas Award for the year's best goal might just be a foregone conclusion after Luis Suarez's stunning backheel goal during Barcelona's 5-2 demolition of Mallorca on Saturday.

The Uruguayan marksman finished off a typically fluid Barcelona attack just before halftime as he executed a sublime lobbed backheel finish into the far corner of the net. 

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"It’s the best goal of my career," Suarez stated after the final whistle.

"I knew that it was a tight angle and the last option I had was to hit it with my heel. I was looking to bounce it because I had very little chance against the goalkeeper.

"[Head coach Ernesto] Valverde tells me that sometimes I miss the easiest ones and score the most difficult ones."

Suarez's stunning goal upstaged a hat-trick by Lionel Messi, who showed off his sixth Ballon d'Or trophy to the Camp Nou faithful prior to kick-off, while former Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann grabbed the opener.

"This shows the confidence we’re gaining as the matches go by," Suarez added. "We’ve been looking for our team-mates more and it was a great match today."

The win takes Barcelona back to the summit of La Liga where they lead old rivals Real Madrid on goal difference.

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