Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez earned his 29th La Liga scalp on Saturday as the veteran Atletico Madrid forward showed again that his instincts in front of goal is still dangerous as ever.
The 33-year-old joined forces in attack alongside Joao Felix to take on La Liga newcomers Cadiz, with the chance to join Real Sociedad at the top of the table with a win.
And it proved a routine evening for Diego Simeone’s men, as Felix hit two goals to take his league tally to five, while Suarez and Marco Llorente also netted to down the visitors 4-0.
Luis Suarez’s strike was Atletico’s third, coming just after half time as the striker converted in typical fashion from close range.
He has long been a pain in the neck for La Liga defences since joining Barcelona from Liverpool in 2014, and now boasts another victim in the Spanish top flight.
Cadiz became the 29th team to concede from Suarez in his six years in Spain, out of a possible total of 29, although despite defeat the newcomers remain in sixth place thanks to their positive start to the season.
The forward’s strike-rate also stands out as he continues to show his ruthless side in front of goal. Saturday’s goal took him to five for the season in La Liga, tying with Felix as the division’s top scorer so far.
29 – Luis Suárez has scored at least once against each of his 29 opponents in @LaLigaEN. The Uruguayan striker has scored with five of his eight shots on target for @atletienglish in the competition. Insatiable. pic.twitter.com/Um13EiWr0N
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 7, 2020
Those strikes have come from just eight shots on target, moreover; in comparison, former team-mate Lionel Messi has needed no less than 16 to reach his current league tally of three, with two of those coming from the penalty spot.
Suarez’s attentions now turn to international duty, with Uruguay taking on Colombia and Brazil in their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
When he returns to club duty, however, a rather special reunion is on the cards. Atletico host none other than Barcelona in their first game back from the break, in a La Liga clash scheduled for November 21.
Should the Uruguayan find the back of the net against his former teammates, he will take his list of league victims to 30 and maintain that perfect record of scoring against every opponent he has faced.