Insatiable! Triple striker in the clasico, Luis Suarez scored twice against Rayo Vallecano (3-2) to save the Barcelona leader, Saturday for the 11th day of the Spanish Championship, marked by the outburst of Real Madrid against Valladolid (2- 0) thanks to the young Vinicius.
In the absence of Lionel Messi, who continues to treat a broken arm, Suarez takes care of everything: he scored this weekend his fifth and sixth goals (11th, 90th) in the space of three days, well seconded by the Frenchman Ousmane Dembélé who equalized with a nice volley in the 87th minute while Barça was led 2-1.
This forceps victory allows Barça (1st, 24 pts) to stay ahead of Atlético Madrid (2nd, 20 pts), Deportivo Alavés (3rd, 20 pts), Sevilla FC (4th, 19 pts) and ‘Espanyol Barcelona (5th, 18 pts). Real Madrid, winner in Valladolid’s pain, is sixth with 17 points.
In a Saturday rich with three posters from Madrid, the “little ones” have given a hard time to the big Spain: Barca has almost fallen in the penultimate, Real has waited the last ten minutes to make the decision and Atlético, which led to Leganés thanks to Antoine Griezmann, was joined in the home straight (1-1).
This is to say if this Liga is unpredictable! Who could have said that Barça, imperial last weekend in the clasico against Real (5-1), was going to suffer as much against a promoted? And who could have imagined that Suarez, author of a sluggish start to the season, would turn into an ogre to make up for the absence of Messi?
– Dembélé, a goal that counts –
Do not minimize the performance of Dembélé: first very rough, as in recent weeks, the French scored a goal that matters and could revive his season, beyond the controversy over his loss of ball or delays . And thanks to him, Barça has torn three crucial points, in the mind and without Messi.