Luís Suárez, together with Thomas Lemar, was the main architect of Saturday’s victory of Atlética Madrid over Barcelona 2: 0. In the first half, he took care of both home goals, when he passed to Lemar’s goal and scored the second goal just after the pass of the first named.
Former Barcelona gunner Suárez hit the network of his former club for the first time.
And as he showed immediately after his goal, he still did not fully reconcile with his departure from the great Catalan. Immediately after the network broke, he gestured to make a phone call, reminding him of a call made by current Barcy coach Ronald Koeman last summer at the club.
In the hit of the 8th round of the Spanish league, football events were waited for twenty minutes. Joao Felix was caught napping as Joao Felix lifted a ball over him following a free kick, but the ball hit the bar, rebounding into the keeper’s arms. In the 23rd minute, Lemar opened the score after a quick combination of Felix and Suárez.
The Catalans could answer basically right away. His shot came in from the right hand side but Philippe Coutinho managed to save it with an unbelievable reaction stop. Before the half-time break, Atlético struck a second time thanks to Suárez. The Uruguayan striker took over Lemar’s pass perfectly and did not hesitate in front of Marc-André ter Stegen.
There were no great chances in the second half and Atlético came for a comfortable victory. The Madrid team confirmed that they could do Barcelona in recent seasons, and did not lose to the Catalans for the fifth time in a row. Barcelona did not manage the first league match of the year, but due to three draws and one postponed duel, it is only ninth in the incomplete table.
Pamplona defeated Vallecano 1: 0 and moved to fifth place. Osasuna’s first home victory of the year was scored by Manu Sánchez in the opening minute of the set time with the premier goal in the season.
Vallecano, which has the second best attack in the league with 13 goals, this time came out empty-handed and lost after five matches. The table is sixth by one point behind today’s opponent.
Mallorca’s duel with Levante was decided by Iddrisu Baba in the 75th minute. After the third loss in a row, Levante is just above the descent zone, Mallorca is eleventh.
Spanish Football League – Round 8:
Pamplona – Vallecano 1: 0 (90.+1 Sánchez), Mallorca – Raise 1: 0 (75. Baba), Cadiz – Valencia 0: 0, Atlético Madrid – FC Barcelona 2: 0 (23. Lemar, 44. L. Suárez).