Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has been on fire for Atletico Madrid in theSpanish top flight this season as the capital club attempts to win a first league title in seven years. The Luis Suarez transfer business has proven to be a fantastic on from Atletico Madrid. The Uruguay striker joined Atletico Madrid at the start of the season after he was deemed to be surplus to requirements at Barcelona upon the appointment of new manager Ronald Koeman. The Dutchman made it clear that he didn’t want Luis Suarez in his team after his appointment as the new Barcelona boss was confirmed last summer. To this effect, Luis Suarez secured a transfer to Atletico Madrid after six years at Barcelona for a fee said to be around €6m. The transfer looks like a bargain now after the Uruguay national team star took on the responsibility of scoring the goals that could lead his new team to the league title at the expense of former team Barcelona.

Suarez was the scorer of the lone goal as Atletico Madrid beat Alaves 1-0 at home in their latest clash in La Liga over the weekend. The only goal of the game was scored on 54 minutes by the Uruguay player thus taking his tally to 19 goals in the league. He is in the race for the Pichichi with the likes of Lionel Messi and Karim Benzema. The Pichichi is the award given to the recipient of the most league goals in a season. Barcelona talisman Messi has 23 goals and he’s at the top of the scoring chart, while Real Madrid striker Benzema is third behind Uruguay player Suarez after his 17 goals this season.


Uruguay striker Felipe Avenatti was on target for Royal Antwerp in the Europa League but his goal was not enough in the 4-3 loss to Scottish giants Rangers in the Europa League. Royal Antwerp and Rangers are battling it out in the round of 32 for the right to secure a place in the last 16 of the competition.

Uruguay player Felipe Avenatti started as the lone striker for Royal Antwerp in their first leg clash with Steven Gerrard’s Rangers and he was responsible for the equaliser after Super Eagles of Nigeria player Joe Aribo had given Rangers the lead with seven minutes left to play in the first half. Uruguay attacker Avenatti scored the opening goal of the game for the hosts on the stroke of half-time. The ex-Bologna player is on loan at Royal Antwerp from Standard Liege in the same Belgian top flight. It was the first goal in Royal Antwerp colours for the Uruguay player. Continue reading “EUROPA LEAGUE: URUGUAY ATTACKER ON TARGET”