- Uruguay forward Luis Suarez has recalled how his international teammate Ronaldo Araujo used to stop Lionel Messi in Barcelona training
- Young Barcelona defender Araujo absolutely showed Antonio Rudiger who is the boss during the El Clasico last Sunday
- Former Barcelona superstar Luis Suarez has completed his switch to join Uruguayan club Nacional from Atletico Madrid
Luis Suarez has revealed his former Barcelona teammate Ronald Araujo was able to successfully stop Lionel Messi in training.
Araujo signed for Barcelona in 2018 from River Plates and has cemented his spot in the team as a rock in defense of the Catalan giants.
In last weekend's El Clasico, the 23-year-old proved to be too much for newly-signed Real Madrid defender Antonio Rudiger with his strength and pace.
Ronald Araujo played a key role for the Blaugrana during the 2021/22 campaign, recording 43 games and notching four goals in the process.
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And in a recent interview with ESPN Argentina, via Soccer Laduma, Suarez was full of praises for his Uruguay teammate and disclosed how the young central defender was able to "stop" Messi in training three years ago.
"I am very proud that Araujo played at such a high level throughout the season with Barca," Luis Suarez said..
"I always trusted him and I remember that at 20 years old [in 2019], he did not let Leo pass the ball in training. That boy is a wall," the Uruguayan added.
Former Barcelona Superstar Luis Suarez Joins Uruguayan Club
Meanwhile, Luis Suarez has completed his switch to join Uruguayan club Nacional in the transfer window.
The 35-year-old former Liverpool forward was a free agent after parting ways with Atletico Madrid despite enjoying success with Diego Simeone's side.
Suarez was released by Atletico Madrid at the end of last season and was recently linked with a move to the MLS but he decided to join his boyhood club in Uruguay.
Young Barcelona Defender Bullies Antonio Rudiger During El Clasico
The two Spanish powerhouses locked horns in a friendly match in Las Vegas and it was Barcelona who secured a 1-0 victory.
The Uruguayan international proved to be strong and physically dominating after beating Antonio Rudiger off the dribble with speed and strength.
Source: Sports Brief News