Getting a goal against former side Barcelona was still on Luis Suarez‘s to-do list but he managed to tick that off on Saturday night at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, although his celebration was tastefully muted.
With the scoreline at 1-0, the Uruguayan missed a golden chance after being played in magnificently by Joao Felix, who had a very good game. That first one was to prove merely a warning shot, however, and there was no way he was missing the second.
On the counter, where they looked dangerous all night, Felix played it to the impressive Thomas Lemar, whose loften pass found Suarez bearing down on goal.
The 34-year-old had the poise to wait and pick his spot for his fourth goal of the season, leaving Marc-Andre ter Stegen no chance.
The celebration that followed was one asking forgiveness of his former fans, a touch of class the way his departure was handled by the Catalan club.
While he didn’t celebrate, Luis Suarez did make a gesture that appeared to be aimed at Ronald Koeman.
After scoring, Suarez imitated being on the phone, which could’ve been a dig at the fact that the Uruguayan, when leaving Barcelona, mentioned that the Dutchman had called him to tell him that he was not in his plans.