Atlético Madrid newcomer Luis Suárez has netted in two goals on his debut for the club as they destroy Granada 6-1 in their 2020-21 La Liga opening match at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday.
The former Barcelona stalwart came on as a substitute for Atletico forward Diego Costa in the 70th minute and provided an assist for Marcos Llorente just two minutes into the game. Suárez scored his first goal in the 85th minute. Receiving an assist from Llorente, the Uruguayan headed the ball into the net.
The 33-year-old made his second strike from the spot in the stoppage time and again, it was a calculated pass from Llorente inside the Granada penalty box. At first, the shot from Suárez hit the post, and the veteran tapped in the rebound ball in the 93rd minute.
Costa opened up the scoreline for the hosts in the 9th minute. Ángel Correa netted in the second in the start of the 2nd half, followed by João Félix in the 65th minute. Llorente made it 4-0 in the 72nd minute from an Assist from Suarez.
The sole consolation goal from Granada was scored in 87th minute by their forward Jorge Molina Vidal.
Suárez makes history as first Atlético player to score twice on his debut
The former Catalan icon, who arrived at the Spanish capital for a reported fee of £5.5 million, has become the first player for Atlético Madrid to score two goals on his first appearance.
In addition to that, Suárez has also become the first Rojiblancos player to both score a goal and provide an assist as a debutant in the 21st century.
Now with a superb start of the current La Liga season, Atlético will next take on SD Huesca on 30th September at the Estadio El Alcoraz.