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.
Atletico Madrid had goalkeeper Jan Oblak to thank for saving a late penalty to preserve the win after central defender Stefan Savic comitted a foul in the box. With the win, Atletico Madrid were able to maintain their four-point lead over Barcelona in second place and their six-point lead over Real Madrid in third position on the log.