Luis Suarez will face Giorgio Chiellini and Patrice Evra in the Champions League final

He's been banned for 17 games, four-months and fined £40k for crimes against them

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After Juventus prevailed against Real Madrid, there will now be an interesting sub-plot in the Champions League final on 6 June.

Barcelona's Luis Suarez faces both Patrice Evra and Giorgio Chiellini - that's two players for who he has been banned for a combined 17 games, four-months and fined £40k for crimes against.

Back in October 2011, Suarez, then of Liverpool, was charged with and found guilty of racially abusing Evra, then of Manchester United, in the 1-1 draw at Anfield.

The Uruguayan striker was banned for eight games and fined £40,000 for the incident.

Then a week after Suarez had returned from his ban, when the teams met at Old Trafford on 11 February 2012, Suarez seemed to refuse to shake the hand of Evra during the traditional pre-match handshake.

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Referee Andrew Marriner comes between Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra in an infamous racial incident in October 2011

 

In his 2014 autobiography, Crossing the Line, Suarez said that the racism verdict would be "a stain on my character that will probably be there forever".

In the most shocking moment of the 2014 World Cup, Suarez bit Giorgio Chiellini during Italy's 1-0 defeat by Uruguay.

 

The bite earned Suarez a nine-match and four-month ban from all football activity, meaning that when he joined Barcelona from Liverpool for £75m in July of that year he could not be officially unveiled, and was only allowed to train with his new team-mates after appeal.

It was the third suspension of Suarez's career for biting - he had bit Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic in April 2013, and PSV's Otman Bakkal in 2010.

Chiellini accepted Suarez's apology, and had said: "It's all forgotten. I hope Fifa will reduce your suspension."

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Suarez bites Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup

Suarez's Barca reached the final after overcoming Bayern Munich 5-3 on aggregate.

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