Watch: Luis Suarez forces own goal in first Uruguay game since World Cup
Luis Suarez is back to his old ways with Uruguay. The goal-inducing ones, anyway.
Suarez, whose lengthy ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini in the World Cup was thinned out so he could still play in friendlies for Uruguay and FC Barcelona, suited up for La Celeste for the first time since his third biting incident in Friday's friendly vs. Saudi Arabia.
In the 47th minute, he helped get Uruguay on the board, latching onto a long free kick and showing great technique to hit it first time across the face of goal. Suarez was an inch or two to the left from scoring on his own, but instead his shot pinged off the far post and then off Saudi Arabia's Hassan Muath Fallatah before finding the back of the net to open the scoring.
Uruguay ended up settling for a draw, as Fallatah redeemed himself some by setting up Naif Hazazi for a 90th-minute equalizer.
For Suarez, who started and played 70 minutes, he has just over two weeks remaining on his ban on the club level, as he is primed to make his official Barcelona debut against rival Real Madrid in a much-anticipated Clasico on Oct. 25.