Luis Suarez breaks Cristiano Ronaldo record as stunning start at Atletico Madrid continues

Luis Suarez breaks Cristiano Ronaldo record as stunning start at Atletico Madrid continues

- Luis Suarez produced two sensational goals in Atletico Madrid’s 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo

- His goals on the night also saw the 34-year-old break a long-standing record by Ronaldo

- Both goals took his tally to 16 in just 17 appearances for Atleti since making the switch from Barcelona

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Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez produced another fine performance for Atletico Madrid on Monday night, February 8 in their 2-2 home draw with Celta Vigo in the La Liga.

The sensational striker who was axed at Barcelona during the summer continued his blistering start to life at the Wanda Metropolitano to take his goals tally further ahead of Lionel Messi.

His goals on the night also saw the 34-year-old break a long-standing record by former Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

Suarez drew the hosts level on the stroke of half-time in the encounter after Celta had gone ahead in the 13th minute courtesy a Santi Mina strike.

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He then completed his brace in minutes into the second half to put his side ahead for the first time in the encounter as they look to extend their lead on the La Liga standings.

Both goals took his tally to 16 in just 17 appearances for Atleti since making the switch from Barcelona last summer.

He becomes the first man to reach such a feat for a Spanish club in the 21st century as previous best of 15 goals in the same number of matches was set by Cristiano Ronaldo during his stunning start to his successful spell at Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009.

Incredible Luis Suarez breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s record as stunning start at Atletico Madrid continues
Luis Suarez sets new record in La Liga. Photo: Oscar Del Pozo
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A win for Atleti on Monday would put the capital club 10 points ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid at the top of the table as it ended 2-2, though Simeone's team still have a game in hand.

Suarez has been pivotal in their impressive season so far. He leads the league goal chart, having scored three more than Barca sensation Lionel Messi.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Atletico Madrid star Luis Suarez has recounted how he was maltreated at Spanish club Barcelona before he was forced to leave the Camp Nou side.

The Uruguayan minced no words in saying he was disrespected at the club despite all he did during his time with the Catalans.

Koeman replaced sacked manager Quique Setién was mandated by the club owners to ensure the club’s wage bill was reduced - and some players needed to leave.

Koeman then placed a less than sixty-second phone call to notify Suarez that he is no longer in the plans of the club going forward.

Source: Legit

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