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Luis Suarez scores twice for Barcelona B

​Luis Suarez made a goalscoring appearance for Barcelona's B team against an Indonesia XI on Wednesday as he aims to maintain match fitness.

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Suarez struck in either half and displayed a neat understanding with promising youngster Alen Halilovic throughout, while defender Thomas Vermaelen also appeared as he works his way back from a hamstring issue.

The Uruguay star was making his second outing in a Barca shirt after a cameo against Leon in August, as he prepares for a suspension-delayed competitive debut - likely to come in next month's Clasico clash with Real Madrid.

Vermaelen opened the scoring with a header, but it did not take Suarez long to get in on the action.

Just 12 minutes into the contest, Suarez linked up well with the impressive Halilovic before holding off an Indonesian defender's challenge and scuffing a shot into the net.

Chances continued to come the forward's way, but his finishing lacked the accuracy that saw him score 31 goals in the Premier League for Liverpool last season.

His link-up play was impressive though as he and Halilovic caused problems for the Indonesia defence.

While Vermaelen only last 62 minutes, Suarez played the full game and doubled his tally with Barca's fifth goal in the 67th minute, controlling another pass from Halilovic on the edge of the penalty area, turning away from his marker and firing home left-footed from the edge of the penalty area.

With Barca's trip to the Santiago Bernabeu still another month away, Suarez is likely to feature in more non-competitive fixtures to ensure he is ready when called upon by Luis Enrique.

And the 27-year-old took to his official Twitter account after the game to express his delight at playing, while also stating words of encouragement for the Barca first team, who face Malaga later on Wednesday.

"Good game with Barca B, grateful to the team and coach for this chance. Now time to support my team-mates!" Suarez wrote.

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