Eintracht Frankfurt fans left Barcelona stunned at Camp Nou on Thursday as they took over the stadium, sparking a policy change in the club over the sale of future tickets.
Laporta was last president at Barca between 2003 and 2010, which included overseeing the hugely successful appointment of Pep Guardiola as coach and the iconic treble-winning team of 2008/9.
Lionel Messi watched last round’s 1-1 draw with Eibar from the stands at Camp Nou due to an unspecified problem related to his right ankle.
The victory took Barcelona level on 52 points with Real Madrid, who lead the Spanish league standings on goal difference and host Celta Vigo on Sunday. Getafe stay third on 42.
Suarez put Barca in front in the 29th minute before setting up Messi on his landmark night moments later.
"I'll defend the Barca colours with all my determination and commitment. It's our time. This is our path", says Antoine Griezmann whose moving sparked a furious reaction from Atletico Madrid over the amount Barcelona paid for.
Barcelona Vice President Jordi Cardoner, however, denied the Spanish soccer club was in contact with Neymar amid reports the Brazil striker wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain.
Manchester United underwhelmed with no registered shots on target in a 0-1 loss to Barcelona in their UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg clash. Barca's point was an own goal from Man U's Luke Shaw.
An apparent gaffe by Nike has fired speculation that Philippe Coutinho could leave Liverpool for Barcelona in the January transfer window.
Cristiano Ronaldo strikes winning Barcelona's 39-game unbeaten run in El Clasico
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