Luis Suárez is happy at Atlético and Atlético is happy with their scorer. That of Eibar was the last chapter of a relationship that works and that has the leading team and the footballer, flirting with the top scorer. Tonight, in addition, he receives a rival who is very good at it. Valencia has already scored 12 goals, no team has taken more (the Norwich and, from Thursday, the Eibar have received the same). Suárez is the great threat for Gracia’s men.
The Uruguayan, who this Sunday he turns 34, He has played 14 times against Valencia and, in addition to a dozen goals, has only known one defeat, a 1-2 in the 15-16 season. That campaign, on the other hand, Suárez lived one of the best nights of his career as a striker. It was in the first leg of the Cup semifinal and the Uruguayan got four goals (and one assist) in the 7-0 win by Valencia de Neville. At 11 minutes he had already two and completed the poker in the final stretch.
That was one of eight times, three with Barça, in which Suárez has scored four goals in an official match. His record, however, is in the six he scored in a WHC Wezep-Ajax (1-14) of 2009. At Atlético, for now, he has had to settle for the three doubles (Granada, Elche and Eibar) that have him almost at the top of the scorers table. Enough to have your new team fighting for a new league (which would be the sixth in his record in Europe, after the four he won with Barça and a previous one with Ajax), with some slack over his pursuers.
Now, Suárez spends a sweet moment in the rojiblanco team. He has shown that he continues to know how to do what has taken him to the top, the physique is responding to him, beyond the limitations that were already known to him, and his teammates hallucinate with him and his ability to score goals out of nowhere.
While, Dembélé has arrived to reinforce the attack line. The Frenchman acclimatizes to the dressing room and to the orders of the coaching staff to serve him soon as a relief, even as a companion in the attack. Tonight, without going any further, could make his debut as a rojiblanco. But first, it will be Luis Suárez’s turn.