Luis Suarez gets away with pinching Antonio Rudiger during Chelsea win

Luis Suarez up to his old tricks after getting away with PINCHING Antonio Rudiger, as Joe Cole and Rio Ferdinand joke about the ‘cute’ striker’s history: ‘If your kids go from biting to pinching, you’re doing alright!’

  • Luis Suarez gave Antonio Rudiger a pinch out of sight of the referee on Tuesday
  • The two had a few words and squared up, but were quickly separated by the ref
  • Suarez has a history of biting opponents, so Rudiger may count himself lucky 

Luis Suarez was up to his old tricks on Tuesday evening as the Atletico Madrid striker pinched Antonio Rudiger during their Champions League clash with Chelsea.

The incident happened when the pair became entangled as they battled for the ball near the goal line with the score at 1-0 before Rudiger confronted a giggling Suarez about his cheeky pinch.

It wasn’t clear at first what had angered Rudiger, but replays showed Suarez had squeezed the inside of the Chelsea defender’s thigh.   

Antonio Rudiger was not pleased with Luis Suarez after he pinched the inside of his thigh

Antonio Rudiger was not pleased with Luis Suarez after he pinched the inside of his thigh

The BT Sport pundits joked that at least he didn't bite him, which he has done in games before

The BT Sport pundits joked that at least he didn’t bite him, which he has done in games before

Rudiger, clearly not impressed, had a few words for the Uruguayan as well as a push, and the pair squared up momentarily before being separated by the referee.  

‘When you’re telling your kids off, and they go from biting to pinching, you’re doing alright,’ joked Joe Cole on BT Sport after the game.

Suarez has hit a history of biting opponents during games. In 2010 he was suspended for seven games after biting PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal on the shoulder.

The pair pushed and shoved and had some words for each other, but the ref didn't spot it

The pair pushed and shoved and had some words for each other, but the ref didn’t spot it

After moving from Ajax to Liverpool, Suarez was then suspended for 10 games following a bite on Branislav Ivanovic’s arm in 2013. 

And a year later, he was seen biting Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup game against Italy.

Thankfully, he hasn’t done it since then, but has apparently not gotten over his love of trying to physically get one over on his opponents. 

Olivier Giroud scored a spectacular overhead kick to give Chelsea the win on Tuesday night

Olivier Giroud scored a spectacular overhead kick to give Chelsea the win on Tuesday night

‘He’s so, is cute the right word?’ Said Rio Ferdinand on BT Sport. ‘The referee is never going to see that, he’s looking at their faces, but the real damage is done down there somewhere. It’s like, street.’

Chelsea will host Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge with an away goal advantage thanks to Olivier Giroud’s spectacular overhead kick in the second half. 

It’s nowhere near as serious as a bite, but it remains to be seen whether the Champions League will think there’s any retroactive punishment to be made for Suarez’s actions.


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