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Luis Suarez is set for a Champions League final reunion with Chiellini and Evra

The circus is coming to town.

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THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE final between Barcelona and Juventus on 6 June in Berlin will see the controversial Luis Suarez come up against two old enemies.

The Barcelona and Uruguay striker will be in direct opposition to Giorgio Chiellini and Patrice Evra in the Juve defence as the clubs battle it out to win the greatest prize in European club football.

Suarez was banned from football for four months after biting Italy’s Chiellini during the World Cup in Brazil last year, meaning he was unable to make his debut for Barcelona until the end of October following his summer move from Liverpool.

His controversial spell with Liverpool included being found guilty by an FA panel of racially abusing Evra during a match at Anfield in 2011 when the French defender was at Manchester United.

Suarez was later handed an eight-match ban and fined £40,000 but then refused to shake hands with Evra when they met again at Old Trafford later that season.

© AFP 2015.

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