Luis Suárez now boasts a terrific tally of 49 goals in 48 games thanks to a four-goal, three-assist partidazo performance in an 8-0 win over Deportivo de La Coruña midweek. The mark brings him one above Brazilian phenom Ronaldo Nazario in the all-time records list, who managed to score 47 in 49 during the 1996-97 season.
When asked to comment on this accomplishment, El Pistolero stated that “it is a privilege and an honor to outscore Ronaldo because of what that means and what a great player he is.”
He truly was prolific. ?
“I enjoy spending everyday in the best team in the world,” Suárez went on to say, “and it is an honor to have surpassed one of the footballing greats. But it is of course impossible to beat Messi’s records.”
Suárez’s 31 league goals put him one behind Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for the Pichichi, and one behind the record of his countryman and dear friend, Diego Forlán, who struck 32 times for Atlético de Madrid during the 2008-09 season. Watching him run rampant is a wild, jaw-dropping spectacle for friends and foes alike. It’s hard not to be in awe of the Uruguayan crack.