Catalan Cataclysm Continues As Suarez Scores On Former Club In Atlético Victory
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MADRID— Former Barcelona striker Luis Suarez heaped more misery on his old club as Atletico Madrid claimed a 2-0 LaLiga victory over the Catalans at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.
First-half strikes from Thomas Lemar and Suarez were enough for the champions to secure all three points and heap pressure on the visitors' beleaguered boss Ronald Koeman.
Thomas Lemar gives Atletico the lead over Barcelona pic.twitter.com/VlUP4kdfsA
Pique and Busquets got into it after they conceded pic.twitter.com/bQA90DfKKF
Luis Suarez scores his first ever goal against Barcelona!He has now scored against all 31 LaLiga teams he's faced in his career pic.twitter.com/q9i0kzY0vx
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 2, 2021
Koeman's reaction to Suarez's goal was full of regret pic.twitter.com/YwGhm32as6
"I didn't celebrate the goal out of respect, out of love, because I am also a Culé, and because my former team is going through a bad moment."Fucking love Luis Suarez. pic.twitter.com/rnkOHSkmWn
— total Barça (@totalBarca) October 2, 2021
Barca have won just one game in their last six in all competitions as their early season struggles show no signs of easing.
Victory moved Atletico level with table toppers Real Madrid, who travel to Barca's city rivals Espanyol on Sunday, on 17 points from eight games.
Barcelona, meanwhile, sit ninth with 12 points having played a game fewer.
(Reporting by Joseph Walker Editing by Toby Davis)