Luis Suarez will be the new Atlético's offensive reference. The Uruguayan signs with the rojiblancos for the next two seasons and will place himself at Simeone's orders immediately. The player has been doing the preseason with Barcelona, so he will be able to debut with his new club when his coach deems it appropriate. With this signing, the colchoneros they achieve a great reinforcement for their attack and, incidentally, they weaken a direct rival for the titles by getting a player who has hurt them a lot in the past.
And it is that in the six seasons that Luis Suarez has played for Barcelona has faced Atlético 18 times in all competitions (11 in LaLiga, four in the Copa del Rey, two in the Champions League and one in the Spanish Super Cup). The balance is 11 wins, five draws and two losses for the culés and in those parties the Uruguayan has achieved a total of eight goals (four in the league championship, two in the Cup and two in the Champions League) and five assists (three in the domestic competition, one in the K.O. tournament and another in the Super Cup), being a headache for the rojiblanca defense.
The first time that Suárez and Atlético saw each other the faces was in the campaign 2014-15 in LaLiga. They met on the 18th matchday at the Camp Nou and the result was 3-1 in favor of the locals and the charrúa was the author of a goal and an assist. In the second leg, on the penultimate round of the championship, the Catalans also won, this time by 0-1, but Suárez did not play due to injury. That same course they also coincided in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, in which the Catalans were classified. He Going match It was played in Barcelona and concluded with a victory for those of Barcelona by 1-0 with a goal from Messi and on the return they repeated triumph (2-3), with a goal from Miranda and two from Neymar, the first of them to pass from Suárez.
In the season 2015-16 the appointment was also double, since they clashed in LaLiga and in the Champions. In the domestic championship, Barcelona took all three points in both duels. In the first, held at the Vicente Calderón, the result was 1-2 and Suárez assisted Messi in the second Barça goal. At the Camp Nou, the locals won 2-1 and the Uruguayan achieved the target that gave the victory to Barcelona. In the maximum continental competition, the confrontation took place in the quarter finals, which were settled with the round pass for Atlético. On the go the Catalans they won 2-1 with a double from the charrúawhile on the turn the mattresses traced the eliminatory winning by 2-0.
The next course Atlético and Barcelona met in both the league competition and the K.O tournament.. On matchday 5 the colchoneros visited the Camp Nou and managed to score a point thanks to the 1-1 final, while in the rojiblanco fiefdom the victory was for those from Barcelona after winning 1-2. In the Cup, the appointment was in the semifinals and the classification was taken by the Barcelona fans. In the first leg the scoreboard reflected a 1-2 in favor of the azulgranas thanks to a goal from Suárez and another from Messi. In the return, the locals kept their advantage by scratching a draw (1-1) and the Catalan goal was the work of the charrúa, what he was sent off for a double warning in the 90th minute.
In the campaign 2017-18 Suarez he only faced Atlético in LaLiga, with a balance of a draw in the first match at the Wanda Metropolitano (1-1), being him the scorer of Barcelona, and a 1-0 home win.
In the season 2018-19, the duel was repeated only in the league championship and the results of the previous year almost coincide, since they tied again (1-1) in the rojiblanco fiefdom, but the triumph in Barcelona was this time by 2-0, Suárez scoring the first of them.
Last year the appointment was double, since the usual matches in the domestic competition were joined by the crossing of the semifinals in the new format of the Spanish Super Cup, which was held in Arabia in January. In LaLiga, Barcelona added four points, by achieving the victory in his visit to Wanda Metropolitano by 0-1, with a goal from Messi to a pass from Suárez, and tie at home (2-2). In the new Super Cup, the one-game duel he settled with the mattress classification for the final by winning 2-3, with the Uruguayan participating in the first goal by assisting Messi.