Luis Suarez has not scored away Champions League goal for Barcelona for 1,252 days

BARCELONA striker Luis Suarez will be looking to end his three-and-a-half year wait for a Champions League away goal against Lyon tonight.

The Uruguayan star hasn't scored in 1,252 days away from the Nou Camp since he netted against Roma at Stadio Olimpico on September 16, 2015.

Luis Suarez has not scored away Champions League goal for Barcelona for 1,252 daysReuters3 Luis Suarez hasn't netted away from the Nou Camp in the Champions League since September 2015

Though he has banged in 16 goals in 32 games this season, the ex-Liverpool ace is yet to find the back of the net in Europe.

Suarez has struggled in the Champions League in recent years, netting just four goals in his last 23 games in the competition.

And Barca will be relying on the three-time La Liga winner at the Groupama stadium this evening with the Blaugrana having no top class back-up striker to call on.

Speaking ahead of the match, boss Ernesto Valverde said: "When Suarez is on the pitch, we know he's going to have opportunities and the rival knows he's going to have them.

Luis Suarez has not scored away Champions League goal for Barcelona for 1,252 daysAFP3 Suarez, 32, has netted just four goals in the Champions League in his last 23 games
Luis Suarez has not scored away Champions League goal for Barcelona for 1,252 daysGetty – Contributor3 Barcelona striker Suarez will be desperate to get score against Lyon
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"We expect the best version of Luis Suarez.

"He is so important because of what he generates around him and what he creates for himself."

Suarez was guilty of missing an abundance of chances during Barca's 1-0 win against Real Valladolid on Saturday.

He is without a goal in the Spanish top-flight since January 20, but a strike against Lyon could be just what he needs to get his campaign back on track.

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