Barcelona and Liverpool legend Luis Suarez snatches hat-trick in Gremio debut to start season with trophy (WATCH)

Barcelona and Liverpool legend Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick on his debut for Gremio and helped them start the season with the Recopa Gaucha Super Cup on Tuesday (17 January).

After six months with the Uruguayan club, he left Nacional for the Brazilian club on a free transfer. Suarez started the goal in the fifth minute of the game with a first chip finish over the opposing keeper.

Sao Luiz equalized nine minutes later before the former Barcelona and Liverpool striker scored with a clean shot from the side in the 31st minute. With seven minutes remaining, he completed his hat-trick after volleying an unstoppable shot from inside the box.

The game ended 4-1 and was the perfect start to the 35-year-old’s two-year tenure at Gremio. His contract expires in December 2024.

38-minute hat-trick for Luis Suárez in his Gremio debut. The salvo is on a rope. Came to a hero’s reception earlier in the week and decided to show the faithful of Porto Alegre that the king is home. One of the greats of the last 20 years is still cooking 🇺🇾

Luis Suarez made a name for himself with Ajax, Liverpool and Barcelona as one of the deadliest strikers in European football. With 445 goals and 243 assists in 715 senior games in his senior career, he is easily one of the best players of this generation.

After his Gremio debut, he’s not quite done yet. The 2015/16 UEFA Champions League winner is also active for his national team, for which he has scored 68 goals in 137 international appearances.

Luis Suarez was ineffective at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, where Uruguay were eliminated in the group stage of the competition. However, there’s a chance he’ll continue to represent her for the foreseeable future.

Their next big tournament will be the 2024 Copa America, which starts next June.


Former Liverpool and Barcelona striker Luis Suarez explains Nacional’s decision

Luis Suarez became a free agent last summer when his contract with Atletico Madrid expired.

Luis Suárez has now scored 30 hat-tricks in his senior career:12 – Barcelona9 – Ajax6 – Liverpool2 – Uruguay1 – Grêmio 🆕This is the first time he has managed this on his debut. 🎩

Rather than join a club in Europe, the former Barcelona and Liverpool striker opted for a sentimental reunion with the club that started it all for him – Nacional. He was on their books from 1998 to 2006, after which he moved to FC Groningen.

A little over 16 years later, the Uruguayan icon returned to Montevideo to play soccer. He explained his decision to him MARKA in an interview published on October 1st:

“We made the decision to return to the team that saw me go, for which I am very grateful. It was a difficult and complicated decision because I’m close to a World Cup, but I left with the conviction and certainty that I’m going to take the right step because I had to set the pace of the preparation. Being competitive in every league is not easy.”

In his second tenure at the club, he scored eight goals and provided three assists in 16 games.

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