Luis Suárez was the first and only Ballon d’Or in Spanish football, in 1960, until Alexia Putellas achieved it in 2021. Luis Suárez is also the name shared by two soccer players in Los Cármenes who played a very different role in the duel between Granada and Atlético de Madrid. A duel played with great intensity, where there was a huge gap between the performance of the two players.
Luis Maximiano, Germán, Carlos Neva, Santiago Arias (Víctor Díaz, min. 45), Raúl Torrente, Puertas, Machís (Escudero, min. 65), Isma Ruiz (Monchu, min. 78), Luis Milla, Luis Suárez (Bacca , min. 89) and Jorge Molina (Eteki, min. 78)
Oblak, Kondogbia (Héctor Herrera, min. 67), Mario Hermoso, Felipe Monteiro, Lemar, Koke, Carrasco (Renan Augusto, min. 77), Trippier, De Paul (Correa, min. 67), João Félix and Luis Suárez ( Matheus Cunha, 67)
Goals 0-1 min. 1: John Felix. 1-1 min. 16: Machís. 2-1 min. 60: Jorge Molina.
Referee Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
Yellow cards De Paul (min. 6), Luis Maximiano (min. 65), Isma Ruiz (min. 68), Monchu (min. 85) and Raúl Torrente (min. 94)
Luis Suárez Charrís was born in Colombia and is 24 years old. This season he has played 19 games and has scored four goals. He was signed by the Andalusian team as a youth and, later, he lived a string of transfers (Valladolid B, Nástic, Watford and Zaragoza) until Granada signed him for 7.5 million euros last summer after scoring 19 goals in the team in the Second Division. Then, under the command of Diego Martínez, the Colombian striker scored seven goals in 35 games and enjoyed the Europa League with the Nasrid team.
Luis Suárez showed against Atlético the virtues that make him an attacker that is very much taken into account by some sports directions. One of them that of Sevilla. Five minutes later, the Colombian scored a great play on the right wing with a very dangerous cross into the area. Luis Suárez collided with players like Felipe and De Paul, who rebounded before the strength of the forward. In the 38th minute he had a great chance and was still subject to the foul that the referee saw in the 45th minute from João Felix that thwarted Atlético’s second goal.
Luis Suárez came out in a whirlwind in the second half. Trippier miraculously took a shot out of him in the 56th minute and in the 61st minute he made a great uncheck that ended in a precise cross into the box. Veteran Jorge Molina (39) got ahead of Oblak and Granada scored the second goal, ratified by the VAR.
The Colombian still had time to hit a run in the 81st minute, with a tremendous shot from the edge of the area that Oblak saved in a save. He was substituted in the 90th minute by his compatriot Bacca.
Eight games without scoring
The other Luis Suárez is from Atlético de Madrid. A footballer with a tremendous record who continues to experience a bad moment in the team led by Cholo Simeone. The 34-year-old Uruguayan had his worst streak of unmarked matches with the Madrid team in Granada: eight.
The Uruguayan was not at all fine in Los Cármenes. His best action came in the 42nd minute, when he was able to cut back on the edge of the area and launch a shot that came very close to Maximiano’s goal. As happened in the duel against Sevilla, Luis Suárez was substituted. It happened in minute 68, entering his place Cunha, much more dangerous than his partner.
Luis Suárez has eight goals in 24 games this year. Only one in their last 12 games. It was in Valencia on November 7. Since then, he has not been able to mark Osasuna, Cádiz, Mallorca, Real Madrid, Seville and Granada, plus Milan and Porto in the Champions League.
While the brilliance of a renowned forward like Luis Suárez dims, Jorge Molina continues to score (seven goals in the League and two in the Cup) and Granada, finally, defeats Atlético, something they had not done since 1975 in the Cup (2- one).
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