Luis Suarez on Fire
Atletico Madrid’s latest signing Luis Suarez scored brace as his side move three points clear at the top of the Spanish La Liga table. They still have two games at hand and yet there are sitting in the top of the Spansh La Liga season.
The ex-Liverpool and Barcelona striker Luis Suarez slotted in England international Kieran Trippier’s cross in the 41st minute of the game to put Atletico in front.
Yannick Carrasco then set up Suarez for his second after the break, shortly before Lucas Boyle scored for Elche. Substitute Diego Costa scored a penalty to make the scores 3-1 and hand Atletico a comfortable win.
Atletico Madrid missed a couple of chances in the first half, midfielder Marcos Llorente coming close following an excellent pass from Joao Felix. Victory takes Atletico three points ahead of Real Madrid and Real Sociedad, while Barcelona, who play Valencia at home later on Saturday, trail by nine points.
Luis Suarez, making his 200th La Liga appearance, has now scored seven goals in nine league appearances for Atletico this season.