Lucas Torreira has successfully returned back to Arsenal after his extended holiday and has already played his first minutes before the official start of the new 2019/20 Premier League season.
The Uruguayan midfielder took to the Camp Nou pitch to face Barcelona in the Joan Gamper Trophy clash that saw the Catalans clinch a narrow 2-1 victory over the Gunners.
Still, it was a really close game and Arsenal were even in front come the end of the first half. Unfortunately, the Blaugrana managed to claw back into the game and take the trophy home for their cabinets.
Torreira took to Instagram on Monday after the clash and posted a brilliant snap with Luis Suarez, his rival on the pitch but also his Uruguayan compatriot and close friend.
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He even captioned it as “the happiness of a child who enjoys the time with his idol”, tagging Suarez in the process.
Of course, Barcelona’s superstar responded in a similar manner, thanking his friend for the talk they’ve shared at Camp Nou.
The duo also participated in this year’s iteration of the Copa America with their nation. Unfortunately, they were eliminated in the quarter-finals by the eventual finalists Peru.
Torreira played a total of four games throughout the competition but unfortunately without any goals or assists to his name.