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Luis Suarez the man to watch


La Liga leaders Real Madrid are ready to welcome defending champions Atletico Madrid to the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday evening. While Los Blancos are in top form at the moment, they won’t underestimate their opponents, especially Luis Suarez.

The former Barcelona forward was injured in midweek and was substituted out of Atletico’s Champions League match against Porto. However, he has apparently recovered quickly, and is ready to be called up for the Madrid Derby. The Uruguay international will visit the Santiago Bernabeu along with the rest of the Atletico Madrid squad, and manager Diego Simeone is hoping that he will be able to make a notable contribution just as he had in the past.

According to Marca, Suarez trained at the same pace as his teammates ahead of the big match, and he does not appear to be hampered by any more fitness concerns. Simeone himself confirmed as much in his pre-match press conference.

“He’ll be there with us, and we’ll decide if he’ll start or be used later on from the bench,” said the manager.