UCL: Suarez injured in crucial win for Atleti against Porto
Luis Suarez was forced off with muscle pain after just 13 minutes into Atletico Madrid’s pivotal Champions League group-stage game against Porto. The 34-year-old Uruguayan signalled to the Atletico bench that he could not continue and was replaced by Matheus Cunha in the first half.
After being replaced the Uruguay international sat with the Atletico substitutes by the side of the pitch. The club reported at half-time that he will undergo further tests in Madrid.
Atletico Madrid managed to secure a spot in the knockout stages after beating Porto 3-1 in an action-packed game that saw three players shown straight red cards.
Antoine Griezmann broke the deadlock in the 56th minute to fire Atletico into the lead before Angel Correa made it 2-0 in the 90th minute. Rodrigo de Paul then added a third a minute later. Porto's Sergio Oliveira scored a consolation penalty with the final kick of the game.
The experienced Suarez has once again been vital for Atletico this season, after scoring 21 goals in 32 La Liga appearances in his debut campaign for Diego Simeone’s side.
Suarez has so far scored 7 times in 12 league games for Atletico this season — adding another goal in the Champions League — with the club fourth in La Liga, behind Real Madrid, Sevilla and Real Betis.