Luis Suárez, here in this file photo in the Barcelona uniform, entered at 70 and two minutes later he sent the pass with which Marcos Llorente converted Atlético's fourth goal. (Manu Fernandez)
Barcelona – Luis Suárez did not take long to make himself felt with Atlético de Madrid.
Just four days after landing in the capital from Barcelona, the Uruguayan forward scored two goals and created another for Atlético to sweep Granada 6-1 on Sunday in the Spanish La Liga debut .
Suárez entered at 70 and two minutes later he sent the pass with which Marcos Llorente converted Atlético's fourth target.
In the final stretch, Suárez initialed his finishing ability with a pumped header to convert the fifth goal at 85. Then, in the replacement, he closed his great performance by scoring after taking advantage of the rebound of a previous shot of his that hit the post. .
Atlético's first two games in the domestic tournament were postponed so they could rest for a bit longer after participating in the Champions League last month.
“Suárez came in to do what he knows, play for the team. I do not stay with the goals, I stay with the assistance to Llorente, with the unmarking movements that were in those combinations, “ said mattress coach Diego Simeone.
Before the entry of Suárez, the rojiblanco attack was full.
Diego Costa opened the scoring with a superb chopped header in the 9th minute, after a cross from Argentina's Ángel Correa. The second goal was billed by Correa at the beginning of the complement, with a great individual play in which he controlled the ball from the right and sent it to the nets with a left-footed shot at 47.
Portuguese midfielder Joao Félix also stood out and scored the third goal at 65, in a magnificent team play. Correa sent a diagonal from the right, which Costa let pass for the Portuguese to define low at 65.
But after that moment the show was by Suárez, who joined the colchoneros during the course of the week after being discarded by Barcelona.
The “Pistolero” left the Barça entity, after becoming its third best scorer with 198 goals over six years.
Granada gave up their perfect performance in the tournament in an ugly way and celebrated their only goal through Jorge Molina in the 87th minute. He is runner-up with six units in three games.
Suarez could have achieved more brilliance in his debut when referee Xavier Estrada scored a penalty on him at 80, and when he was about to charge, the referee rectified the call by reviewing the video and assessing that there was no action to sanction.
Unai López signed a double at 40 and 87 minutes, with which Athletic de Bilbao beat Eibar 2-1 in the Basque derby. Kike García (48) scored for the local.
Athletic bagged their first three points after two games. Eibar barely has one in two.
Levante traces in the Sadar
With goals from Gonzalo Melero (41), Roger Martí (77) and José Luis Morales (81), Levante came back to beat Osasuna 3-1 as a visitor, whose goal was the work of Roberto Torres (38). Both teams have three points.