MADRID, August 3 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez made his Nacional debut on his return to the side where he trained after 16 years, losing to Brazilian Atlético Goianiense (0-1) in the quarter-final first leg of the CONMEBOL Cup South American, the second continental Competition after the Libertadores.
Luis Suárez entered the field in the 73rd minute with that 0-1 on the scoreboard and in his minutes on the field he was close to a goal that didn’t come and put the Nacional in trouble in the second leg of the 10th game of August.
After 16 years of adventures in Europe at Groningen, Ajax, Liverpool, FC Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid, the Uruguayan international returned to his ‘homeland’, to a Nacional, where he was received as a hero but couldn’t avoid defeat or a comeback was able to get back from Fernando’s decisive goal, an unstoppable header, in the 24th minute of the game.
In those just over 17 minutes on the pitch, he executed a direct free-kick that smashed into the barrier, added rhythm to the final attack and played a key pass in what was almost the final play of the game, allowing Ramírez to finally smash the ball into the racquet.
A good debut for Luis Suárez, who is still not at his best but has already had time to scold his teammates, make live changes on the pitch and hone his goal. The duel remains for him to try to keep Nacional dreaming of this Copa Sudamericana.
“Happy to be back at Nacional. Sad about the loss but confident that we can reverse the result. Come on, we can do it, all together!” Luis Suárez himself wrote on his networks after his “debut” game against National.