Luis Suarez: Ousted Barcelona striker nets brace and one assist on Atletico debut

Luis Suarez: Ousted Barcelona striker nets brace and one assist on Atletico debut

- Luis Suarez joined Atletico Madrid from Barcelona on free transfer

- The 33-year-old Uruguayan striker was told he was surplus to requirements at the Catalan club

- Suarez scored a brace on his debut for Atletico in just 20 minutes appearance against Granada

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Luis Suarez scored two beautiful goals on his debut for Atletico Madrid helping Diego Simeone’s men to a 6-1 thrashing of Granada in their match-day 2 of the La Liga.

The former Barcelona player who was declared surplus at Camp Nou joined Atletico on a two-year deal and he wasted no time in hitting the ground running.

Suarez came on as a substitute in the 70th minute replacing Diego Costa with the scoreline at 3-0 in favour of the Rojiblancos.

And with just two minutes of his introduction, the 33-year-old provided an assist for Marcos Llorente with a defense splitting pass before the latter poked home to make it 4-0.

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Suarez stole the remainder of the show he powered home a sensational header as well as another goal to score a brace on his debut for his new club.

The goals make him become the first player to score and assist on his LaLiga debut for Atlético Madrid in the 21st century and also the first debutant to score a brace for the Red-And-Whites.

Meanwhile, Ronald Koeman has denied that he personally sent Luis Suarez packing from Barcelona after the Uruguayan star dumped the club to sign a two-year contract with rivals Atletico Madrid.

Luis Suarez: Ousted Barcelona striker nets brace and one assist on Atletico debut
Luis Suarez scores twice on Atletico debut. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Koeman replaced sacked manager Quique Setién and he has been mandated by the club owners to ensure the club’s wage bill is reduced - and some players will need to leave.

Despite Suarez scoring at least 20 goals for the club in each of his six seasons since his arrival, the former Liverpool striker had his contract terminated at the Catalan club.

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Koeman was said to have placed a less than 60 seconds call to notify the 33-year-old that his services were no longer needed.

The player has completed a two-year move to Spanish League rival, Atletico Madrid from Barcelona on a free transfer.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Ansu Fati has signed a fresh deal at Catalan club Barcelona for him to remain at the club until 2024 with an astonishing £367m buy-out clause etched in the contract.

The 17-year-old who has just been officially promoted to the first team has agreed to remain with the Blaugrana until 2024.

He agreed a fresh two-year deal on his existing contract which should expire in 2022, while his release clause was also increased by £211m.

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