Luis Suarez netted towards his former membership Barcelona and had a particular message for Ronald Koeman as Atletico Madrid eased a 2-0 victory towards their struggling LaLiga rivals.
Suarez, like he has been doing all through his glittering profession, completed brilliantly from Thomas Lemar’s threaded move to double his facet’s lead earlier than half time after the Frenchman’s opener.
And the ex-Liverpool man celebrated by cupping a cellphone to his ear as he reminded Ronald Koeman that he made a mistake by letting him go through a name earlier than he moved to the Spanish capital.
Suarez has spoken at size at how he felt betrayed by these at Camp Nou for the way in which he was handled shortly earlier than his departure and he made his emotions identified to Koeman, who was sitting within the crowd on account of his touchline ban for being despatched off towards Cadiz.
The Uruguayan scored a staggering 195 targets in 283 appearances for Barca in six years at Camp Nou following his transfer from Liverpool in 2014.
To everybody’s shock he was allowed to go away for Atletico in 2020 earlier than serving to them to the LaLiga title final season.
And his former membership’s season has gone from from dangerous to worse following the defeat on the Wanda Metropolitano.
The five-time European champions, who misplaced their best ever participant Lionel Messi at no cost in the summertime, have had a desperately disappointing begin to their marketing campaign.
They have received simply three of their opening seven LaLiga matches and at the moment are ninth within the standings, 5 factors off Real and Atletico.
A 3-0 defeat to Benfica in midweek has meant that is the Spanish giants’ worst begin to a Champions League marketing campaign, the place they presently sit backside of Group E.
Nevertheless, Barca president Joan Laporta insisted Koeman wouldn’t be sacked no matter any outcome to Atletico.
He advised Mundo Deportivo: “Ronald Koeman will proceed to be Barça supervisor. He deserves belief. When the injured gamers return, we may have extra of a margin.
“Koeman is a Culer and a reference level for Barcelona, I’ve spoken with him and I drew my conclusions.
“I actually respect that he determined to teach the membership at a time of most institutional and sporting problem. He might have had his moments of discouragement, however he has come to his senses and now that the injured are coming again he deserves that belief.
“We talked, it’s not true that we’ve got a chilly relationship. It’s an excellent and a honest relationship.
“He’s an excellent individual and I believe he thinks the identical of me. We are all attempting to make it higher.”