Suarez Leads Atletico To Celta Win But Costa Injured Ahead Of Bayern Test
Zeeshan Mehtab 5 days ago Sat 17th October 2020 | 09:54 PM
Luis Suarez partnered Diego Costa for the first time and scored as Atletico Madrid beat struggling Celta Vigo 2-0 win in La Liga on Saturday
Madrid, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Oct, 2020 ) :Luis Suarez partnered Diego Costa for the first time and scored as Atletico Madrid beat struggling Celta Vigo 2-0 win in La Liga on Saturday.
But the Suarez-Costa combination came to an early end as Costa was forced off injured in the second half.
Sitting in the stands, Costa was seen with his face in his hands and he was also hobbling after the final whistle.
Suarez made his debut that day, coming off the bench to score twice when Granada were already down and out, but his early strike shaped this game against Celta, until Yannick Carrasco headed in a second in injury-time.
Diego Simeone had kept Suarez and Costa apart by using one to substitute the other in each of Atletico's first three matches but he paired them together from the start at Balaidos, with Joao Felix on the bench.
Costa predicted last month they would be handful together, saying "it will be good, one bites, the other one kicks." There were flickers of chemistry, with Suarez missing a chance for a second from the Costa pass that caused him to feel pain in his lower leg.
But Felix also impressed when he came on and will provide a more creative, if less combative, foil for Suarez in Costa's absence.
After replacing the injured Costa after half-time, it was Felix's curling shot that hit the bar, allowing Carrasco to nod in the rebound.
Suarez had earlier put Atletico in front in the sixth minute, sweeping in after 20-year-old left-back Manu Sanchez picked him out with a clever pull-back.