Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Granada - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - September 27, 2020. Atletico Madrid

Suarez scores twice in impressive debut with Atlético Madrid

It didn’t take lengthy for Luis Suárez to make an impression with Atlético Madrid. Four days after arriving from rival Barcelona, Suárez scored two targets and arrange one other in Atlético’s 6-1 rout of Granada within the staff’s Spanish league opener on Sunday.

Suárez, who joined Atlético after being informed by Barcelona he wasn’t needed anymore, shortly left his mark after coming off the bench within the 71st minute on the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. His first contact was an ideal cross for Marcos Llorente’s objective, and within the 85th the Uruguay striker netted for the primary time with a neat header into the highest nook. His second objective got here within the closing minute of stoppage time, a left-footed strike after his preliminary shot hit the put up.

Suárez had already come near scoring with a low shot that went vast within the 76th, and he additionally had been denied a possibility from the penalty spot after video assessment reversed a penalty name for a foul on him. He was able to take the penalty when the decision was reversed.

Atlético received’t pay greater than 6 million euros ($7 million) in variables for the 33-year-old Suárez, who was let go as Barcelona revamped its squad following a struggling season that ended with an embarrassing 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich within the quarterfinals of the Champions League in August.

Lionel Messi, a longtime good friend and teammate of Suárez, publicly criticized the best way Barcelona let Suárez go.

Messi and Barcelona will begin their league season in opposition to Villarreal afterward Sunday.