Madrid (AFP) – Luis Suarez continued his promising start with Atletico Madrid with a disappointing performance in his debut on Wednesday.
Three days after scoring two goals and making another in about 20 minutes off the bench in Atlético’s 6–1 victory over Granada, Suárez struggled in the team’s 0-0 draw with rising Huesca.
The former Barcelona player started alongside young Portuguese striker Joao Felix, but the duo failed to spark Diego Simeone’s side attack.
The Uruguay striker had the best chance of the match after a perfect pass from Felix in the 59th minute, but he failed to bypass goalkeeper Andres Fernandes in the area and eventually blocked his shot.
Suárez was replaced by Diego Costa less than three minutes after the foul, but the Brazilian-born striker was unable to do much in the attack. Atletico pressed towards the end but failed to take advantage of two good opportunities from within the area.
Huesca, who returned to the top after a year in the second division, was looking for his first win this season after two draws and a loss. Huesca then visits Elche Club, another rookie club.
Defending champions Real Madrid later host Valladolid, who did not score a single win in a bid to win the second consecutive place after opening in a draw.
Barcelona come to unbeaten Celta Vigo on Thursday.
Atletico and Barcelona’s first two matches have been postponed due to participation in the UEFA Champions League in August.
Villarreal recovered from a 4-0 defeat to Barcelona with a 3-1 home win over Alaves.
Paco Alcacer opened the scoring in the 13th minute and won in the 67th minute. Gerrard Moreno converted a penalty kick in the 45th minute after Alaves equalized by Edgar Mendes in the 36th minute.
Alaves remained unbeaten after four rounds. Villarreal equalized and won before losing to Barcelona at Camp Nou.
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