Luis Suarez teases Ronald Koeman during Atletico’s win over Barcelona

Luis Suarez of Atletico Madrid celebrates against Barcelona
Luis Suarez of Atletico Madrid celebrates against Barcelona - IMAGO / NurPhoto

Suarez haunted his former club Barca by scoring a goal in the weekend La Liga fixture.

Atletico Madrid eased past struggling Barcelona 2-0 in La Liga last night, with Luis Suarez finding the scoresheet.

The Uruguayan striker put on a match-winning display after collecting a goal and an assist. The strike also was his first against his former club.

According to the Daily Express, Suarez’s goal-celebration – a phone-call celebration – appeared to be aimed at Barca coach Ronald Koeman, who was present in the stands due to his suspension.

The former Liverpool striker moved to Los Rojiblancos in the summer of 2020 after he was deemed surplus to requirements.

Koeman reportedly made his feelings clear to Suarez through a phone call that he was not in his plans.

The 34-year-old also expressed his disappointment in leaving the Nou Camp in a rather unconvincing way. Suarez said: “When Barcelona told me that they did not count on me it was hard, I did not expect it.

“They were very difficult moments because of the manner [in which it happened].

“Koeman called me and told me that I was not in his plans. When Barcelona made it official that they did not count on me, conversations began with Atleti.”

Letting Suarez join their rivals turned out to be a big regret for the Blaugrana as the Uruguayan inspired Los Rojiblancos to the La Liga title last season.

Adding more insult to the injury, he scored his first goal against Barca in the 2-0 win for Atletico last night.

Suarez was on target in the Champions League victory over AC Milan earlier this week, and he has successfully carried the momentum against Blaugrana.

Atletico are back to the top of the league table whereas Barca, who are in a deep crisis, are currently ninth.