Please Wait . . .

Suarez breaks Ronaldo record as stunning start at Atletico Madrid continues
chế độ tối
Giải đấu hàng đầu

Suarez breaks Ronaldo record as stunning start at Atletico Madrid continues

09-Feb-2021, 05:27 am

Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo overlay

Luis Suarez's excellent start to life at Atletico Madrid continued on Monday night as he broke a record set by Cristiano Ronaldo with his goals against Celta.

The 34-year-old struck again early in the second half to give the home team the lead and put them on course to extend their lead at the top of La Liga.

The goals take Suarez's goal tally for Diego Simeone's men up to 16 in just 17La Liga appearances since making the switch from Barcelona last summer.

The former Ajax and Liverpool star is the first player to score 16 goals in his first 17 games for a team in the Spanish top-flight in the 21st century.

The 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.

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, 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.

The Camp Nou side's decision to let Suarez leave to join their domestic rivals has been ridiculed as a mistake by many, with his former team-mate Iago Aspas adding his voice to the list of critics last week.

Atletico boss Simeone said last month that he knew the attacker would make a big impact in the Spanish capital after his first phone call with him before the move went through.

Meanwhile, Ronald Koeman recently admitted that he would have preferred the forward had joined Ronaldo at Juventus instead of posing a threat to Barcelona's title hopes.

Atletico will be even more reliant on Suarez in the build up to their Champions League match against Chelsea later this month.

The Spanish side have seen several players ruled out of their upcoming matches with Covid-19.

Thomas Lemar and Hector Herrera are the latest to test positive , with Joao Felix, Moussa Dembele,Yannick Carrasco and Mario Hermoso already in isolation.

Those six will not be able to feature against Thomas Tuchel's side unless they return negative tests before the match, which could be moved to a neutral venue because of travel restrictions in Spain .


Source : goal.com

Betting

Pedri Athletic Club vs Barcelona Copa del Rey final 2020-21

Barcelona vs Getafe Betting Tips: Lat...

Barcelona welcome Getafe to Camp Nou on Thursday evening in La Liga with Rona...
Conor Gallagher West Brom

Leicester City vs West Brom Betting T...

Leicester City and West Brom face off on Thursday in a game that has ramifica...
Thibaut Courtois Real Madrid 2020-21

Cadiz vs Real Madrid Betting Tips: La...

Real Madrid are aiming to get back to winning ways when they travel to the Es...
Son Heung-min Tottenham vs Man Utd Premier League 2020-21

Tottenham vs Southampton Betting Tips...

Tottenham will be hoping to give their deteriorating top-four hopes a boost w...
Gundogan Manchester City Borussia Monchengladbach 2021

Aston Villa vs Manchester City Bettin...

Manchester City will be determined to bounce back when they travel to Villa P...

Transfer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic AC Milan 2020-21

Ibrahimovic to sign new one-year AC M...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will put pen to paper on a new one-year contract with AC M...
Kylian Mbappe PSG 2020-21

It wasnt just about the money - How P...

Luis Ferrer spent over 10 years as part of Paris Saint-Germains recruitment t...
Ed Woodward Manchester United GFX

Woodwards Man Utd legacy: Commercial ...

This wasn’t how it was supposed to end for Ed Woodward at Manchester United.T...
Erling Haaland Kylian Mbappe

Perez: Mbappe and Haaland signings ar...

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that transfers for Kylian Mbappe ...
Jesse Marsch, RB Salzburg

Marsch interested in RB Leipzig job a...

Jesse Marsch says he wants to coach RB Leipzig in the future amid reports he ...
image-top-scroll