Despite the doubts that existed in the previous one, Luis Suarez was headline in Atlético de Madrid against RB Salzburg in the Champions League. Although it was difficult for him to enter the game, from minute 10, Suárez showed his enormous virtue to pivot and thus be a great support for the rest of his teammates. In addition to fixing the centrals in the area, he also went back to play a touch with his back to the goal. His participation increased as did the rigor of the rivals: between minutes 14 and 24 he received three infractions; the first one merited the yellow card for defender Ramalho.
At 16 ‘he had his first shot on goal after a corner from the right, but the ball was barely deflected. Atlético de Madrid became dominator of the game and at 28 ‘they took the lead through Marcos Llorente.
The Cholo Simeone team imposed their game and was able to double the advantage on the scoreboard after a great collective play that had Suárez pivoting and unloading the Argentine Ángel Correa who sought a deep pass to Llorente. On this occasion, the Spanish midfielder could not convert.
Atleti continued to control the game and Suárez had a left-footed shot at 37 ‘that the rival goalkeeper sent for a corner. And when the home team felt better, a defensive error allowed Szoboszlai to kick from inside the area and beat Oblak to score the 1 to 1 with which the first half ended.
Salzburg took the lead one minute after Berisha’s goal and it seemed like a terrible blow for the Colchonero.
Atlético was in search of a draw and Suárez continued to be essential to pivot and connect with his teammates, mainly with Joao Félix. At 54 ‘, the Salta player began the play that culminated in the tie at 2 after a good connection between the Portuguese and the Argentine Correa.
At 82 ‘, Suárez was replaced by Thomas Lemar, and the other Uruguayan, Lucas Torreira, entered the field at the same time by the Mexican Héctor Herrera. Although he no longer had his center forward on the court, Atlético Madrid managed to reach victory three minutes later with a new goal from Joao Félix to seal the victory and take all three points in the Champions League.