Atletico Madrid: Luis Suarez and his Champions League obsession

Atletico Madrid Has gone 23 away games without scoring

Suarez against Lokomotiv.
EFE

In Austria on Wednesday, Luis Suarez will take on RB Salzburg, but he will also have to face a curse that has seen him fail to score in his last 23 Champions League games on the road.

After contracting COVID-19, the Uruguay striker returned to action against Real Valladolid and Atletico Madrid will need him to clinch qualification to the Round of 16.

Despite not scoring at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, Suarez helped his team secure a 2-0 victory over the visitors.

Following his arrival at Atletico last summer, he didn’t manage to score neither away at Bayern Munich nor in Moscow against Locomotive.

Meanwhile, Suarez netted 64 times on the road in LaLiga Santander with Barcelona during his five-year drought in the Champions League.

The Uruguayan striker, who missed out on the home matches with Bayern Munich and Lokomotiv, hasn’t scored in the Champions League since Barcelona‘s 8-2 thrashing at the hands of the Bundesliga side last summer.

His very presence helps Joao Felix as the Portugal international has a player to combine with upfront and, in addition, gives Atletico glimpses the striker they have been missing these years when Diego Costa is out of shape.

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