The highly-anticipated clash between top contenders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid ended in a goalless draw with Gerard Pique’s cute exchange with Suarez one of the biggest takeaways from the La Liga match.
Suarez was as usual up to his usual antics when he tried to win a penalty after forcing Marc-Andre ter Stegen into a save. The incorrigible striker fell dramatically onto the floor following minimal contact with the goalkeeper, who reacted instantly, shouting: “Luis!”
Pique came over and got involved, calling the Uruguayan forward “fatso” in a provocative dig.
He said: “Come on, fatso, don’t mess with us.”
The Atletico star eventually got back to his feet and asked Ter Stegen: “Did you make contact or not?”
The German replied: “It was my hand. If it is my foot ok, but come on.”
The draw at the Camp Nou leaves Atletico at the top of the league, two points ahead of second-placed Barca.
But Pique insists the title race is still alive with just three league games remaining.
Speaking post-match, he said: “We expected to win, but we are still alive. We had more chances and we competed well.
“We are alive, and based on how La Liga is playing out and I think we still have options.
“Anything can happen, because that is what happens in La Liga.
“It is true that Real Madrid, if they win all four games, will be champions, but it will be difficult.
“I think by winning our three remaining games we have options. Our idea is to win every game and compete until the end.”
Credit: Football Tribe Malaysia