Luis Suarez joins Cristiano Ronaldo in an exclusive La Liga milestone after an impressive start to life at Atletico Madrid. The Uruguayan striker has made the best start for a new La Liga club since Cristiano Ronaldo joined Real Madrid back in the 2009-2010 season.
The former Barcelona striker celebrated his 34th birthday on Sunday with a goal for the Rojiblancos in their 3-1 win over Valencia. It was Luis Suarez’s 12th goal in only 15 league games after joining the club on a free transfer from FC Barcelona last summer.
Meanwhile, only Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 13 goals in his 15 league appearances for Real Madrid, has made a better start for a new Spanish top-flight team since then, according to Opta.
To complete the scoring were Joao Felix and Angel Correa were also on target to seal Diego Simeone’s men a comeback win after Uros Racic gifted Valencia an early lead. Atletico will head to Cadiz on Sunday for their next La Liga fixture.
Meanwhile, Luis Suarez has moved level with Youssef En-Nesyri on 12 goals at the top of the La Liga scoring charts despite appearing in four games fewer than the Sevilla and Morrocan striker. Lionel Messi sits at a close third with 11 goals, while Karim Benzema and Gerard Moreno complete the top five with 10 goals each.
Congratulations to Luis Suarez on his latest La Liga Milestone!