What a way to announce your debut at a rival club. Luis Suarez made his debut for Atletico Madrid after he left Barcelona in a very hushed and hurried manner. Lionel Messi in a post even took a swipe at the club, saying they forced Suarez out of the club.
The forward arrived from Liverpool and struck a telepathic partnership with Messi both on and off-field. 21 goals were the lowest count Suarez hit in a season, and that was his last season for the Blaugrana.
But the Uruguayan showed his new club just what they had taken off Barcelona. The striker was introduced well into the second half, replacing Diego Costa, who had scored a goal and helped put the team 4 goals ahead.
Surely Suarez had been introduced to get a few minutes and restore his match fitness as the game was done and dusted.
This striker set the records straight as he became the first player in Atletico colors to score and assist on his debut in the 21st century, and the first debutant to net a double for the club this century.
Suarez didn’t even play 40 minutes of the match, and his introduction sparked Atletico into another level. It is rare to see the Rojiblancos score 3, so to have seen 4 goals, and then 5, and then 6 with the final 2 being added on by Suarez says what we can expect from Diego Simeone’s men in this campaign.
Welcome to Atletico Madrid, Luis Suarez.