Luis Suárez lived at Sánchez Pizjuán one of his most uncomfortable matches since he's at Atlético. The team has declined in its game as the season has passed, and In recent months it is much more difficult for him to generate offensive football and step on the rival area. And the Uruguayan is the one who suffers the most from it.
A born scorer, who With 19 goals in the league, the rojiblanca forward has commanded since his arrival, but from the first day with Simeone's premise of bringing the team and the balls closer to the area, where it does more damage. Something that is not happening in the last games. The rojiblanco team is weaker behind, and the measure to try to protect Oblak has gone through retreat over your area, which implies that the team closes in its own field.
And so many meters from the rival goal, Suárez suffers. Without the speed of yesteryear to run into space, the Uruguayan is capable of giving the team an exit from his back, where he is a master taking fouls or playing face to face with his teammate, but scoring chances are scarce. It already happened in the tie against Chelsea and it happened again in Seville. Atlético is dominated by the rival, without the ability to get out of the pressure beyond balls and the sole focus of Lemar, and the door viewing options for '9' are radically reduced.
Suárez only had one chance to score, just starting the second half, where Lemar found Correa on the wing and the Argentine put a great center with the outside that the Uruguayan would not reach by centimeters. In the discount he would return the shipment with a great pass to leave Correa hand in hand, but the '10' shot was repelled by Bono with his leg. That great maneuver by Suárez, controlling Herrera's good pass into space, turning and finding his partner, was his 14th pass in the game. (of 16 attempts, 87.5% correct) and the ninth he could give in the rival field.
19 goals in 35 shots on goal
The striker left without finishing in the whole game, no shots to test Bono, neither on goal, nor outside, nor cleared by a defender. But also, saw his fifth yellow card in the league that, except for a club appeal that is accepted by the Competition Committee, will prevent him from playing against Betis. A play where it was fouled and after being flagged He tried to get rid of Acuña, who was trying to face him. Gil Manzano punished the action by admonishing the two to the striker's disbelief.
Atlético's lack of offensive production is affecting the team's numbers and especially the supply of balls to its nine. In the previous league game, Suárez gave the victory to Atlético against Alavés with a great header to the center from Trippier in a match where he was able to finish a total of two times. The Uruguayan has shone throughout the season for his success in front of goal, with a spectacular percentage of productivity when he finishes in the direction of the net. He has 19 points in only 35 shots on goal. But to score he needs the team to generate attack play in the rival field. Against Sevilla he experienced a dynamic that has occurred in recent games, where it is increasingly difficult for him to test his shot. If Atlético wants to be champion, they will have to find Suárez again in the rival area.