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Luis Suarez takes another dig at Barcelona and Ronald Koeman about how far they've fallen

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Luis Suarez took another dig at Barca after Atlei beat them
Luis Suarez took another dig at Barca after Atlei beat them / Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images
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Luis Suarez took yet another dig at Barcelona and Ronald Koeman after Atletico Madrid eased to a 2-0 victory against the struggling Catalan giants.

Suarez doubled his side's lead before half time and the former Barca man celebrated by cupping a phone to his ear, almost as if reminding Koeman he made a mistake by letting him go.

While the Uruguayan insisted that was not intention behind the celebration, he did take a shot at the Barca boss. “He told me he did not count on me,” said the 34-year-old.

"It was hard, I did not expect it. They were very difficult moments because of the manner [of my departure].

"Koeman called me and told me that I was not in his plans. When Barcelona made it official that they did not count on me, conversations began with Atleti, with Cholo [Simeone], with Miguel Angel.

"There was interest from many clubs, not just Juventus. I wanted to make the right decision, the best for me and my family."

Speaking before the game, Barca president Joan Laporta insisted that club still believe in Koeman, and said: "No matter the result, Koeman will stay on as coach. He deserves a margin of confidence. Koeman is a cule and a reference point for Barcelona.

“I have spoken with him and I have drawn my conclusions. I really appreciate that he is leading Barca at a time of difficulty.”

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