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Suarez matches Falcao’s goal-scoring record

Thu 31 December 2020 | 9:29

With eight league goals in his 11 matches for Atletico, Luis Suarez matched Radamel Falcao’s record for the best goalscoring start to life with Atletico Madrid in La Liga this century.

Following his controversial free transfer to

Atletico

from

Barcelona

,

Luis Suarez

marked his brilliant start with Atletico by scoring his eighth

Atletico

goal in the 20th minute against

Getafe

on Wednesday that handed the Roji Blancos all the three points in

Simeone’s

500

th

game as Atletico’s manager.

Although the Uruguayan missed most of November due to the Covid-19 diagnosis, he managed to show his class as soon as he started his

Atletico

career in December. Following his departure from

Barcelona

that was forced by The Blaugrana’s new manager,

Ronald

Koeman

, his ex-teammate and close friend,

Lionel Messi

, has spoken out against the move in the past and did so again in an interview with La Sexta on Sunday.

"I had thought about it before Luis Suarez [left], but that was crazy,"

Messi

said.

"I didn't like the way he left. I didn't think he deserved to leave like that. He went for free to a team that is fighting for the same things as us."

Atletico

will face

Alaves

on Sunday when they get back in action after New Year’s Eve, they are chasing their first league title since 2013-14.


source: SportMob