Soccer.-Suárez clears doubts and Costa resolves

Atlético beats Elche with a double from the Uruguayan and a goal from the Spanish-Brazilian


Atlético de Madrid, with a double from Luis Suárez and a goal from the recovered Diego Costa, beat Elche (3-1) this Saturday at the Wanda Metropolitano in the fourteenth day of LaLiga Santander, in which Simeone’s men knew dismantle the iron defense of Elche to return to the top of the ranking.

The best news for the mattress team was, without a doubt, the certainty that they once again have two of their attack men, although Joao Félix has been left behind a headdress; Diego Costa, after his loss due to a thrombosis, returned to sit on the rojiblanco bench, and Luis Suárez closed the debate on his state of form after overcoming the coronavirus in the best of ways.

If against Salzburg he went unnoticed and left the field visibly angry and against Real Madrid he could not contribute too much, the Uruguayan striker emerged in the duel against the people of Elche to break his drought and change the march of an Atlético that was too cautious during the first half .

And it is that the ‘Cholo’ Simeone sent in the first 45 minutes, although with difficulties to create chances against a well-planted Elche. He was patient, and did not despair after seeing how the referee, who signaled a penalty in the second minute for John’s demolition of Luis Suárez, rectified his decision and annulled the maximum penalty.

Even so, Jorge Almirón’s men did not give up the attack and sought to hit through Lucas Boyé, the only man freed from defensive tasks, but they did not put a rested Oblak in too much trouble after ‘fighting’ in the Copa del Rey.

In the absence of five minutes before the break, Trippier served a low center for Suárez, who after a great uncheck and in a play of nine pure, only had to push her to end his drought of three games without scoring (min.41). The goal awoke the hunger of the Uruguayan, who as soon as the fight resumed he completed his double; Carrasco got rid of Barragán and put a cross at the far post that the Uruguayan hunted to become the top scorer in the Primera – tied at seven goals with Mikel Oyarzabal-.

However, Lucas Boyé’s goal, who cut the gap with a header after a corner kick (min.64), and Joao Félix’s injury disrupted the rojiblancos’ ‘peace’. In fact, the Argentine forward forced Oblak to act, just a few minutes later, with a volley at the turn.

It had to be the replacement of the Portuguese, Diego Costa, who was in charge of ending the uncertainty by causing a penalty whistled to Marcone. From 11 meters, the Spanish-Brazilian did not fail and closed the win for Simeone’s men, who return to the top of the table. Those of Almirón, for their part, dragged seven games without winning.


– RESULT: ATLÉTICO DE MADRID, 3 – ELCHE, 1 (1-0, at halftime).


ATLÉTICO DE MADRID: Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Hermoso, Renan Lodi; Lemar (Correa, min.66), Koke (Felipe, min.87), Llorente, Carrasco (Saúl, min.66); Joao Félix (Diego Costa, min.73) and Luis Suárez (Kondogbia, min.74).

ELCHE: Edgar Badía; Barragán, Verdú, John (Rigoni, min.46), Josema; Josan (Sánchez Miño, min.46), Marcone, Fidel, Raúl Guti (Nino, min.81); Tete Morente and Lucas Boyé.


1-0, min.41: Luis Suárez.

2-0, min. 58: Luis Suárez.

2-1, min. 64: Lucas Boyé.

3-1, min.80: Diego Costa, from a penalty.

– REFEREE: Estrada Fernández (C. Catalán). He admonished Hermoso (min.39) by Atlético and Verdú (min.13) and Marcone (min.79) by Elche.

–STADIUM: Wanda Metropolitano.

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