Atletico Madrid forward Luis Suarez was back among the goals to help his side to a 3-1 win at home to Elche on Saturday, taking it three points clear at the top of La Liga.


Suarez scored either side of halftime to put Atletico two goals up, while Lucas Boye pulled one back for the struggling visitor before Diego Costa sealed the points for Diego Simeone’s side from the penalty spot.

The victory moved Atleti to 29 points from 12 games, three clear of second-placed Real Sociedad which suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat away to Levante later on.

Real Madrid, which beat Atletico 2-0 last week, is third on 26 after 13 games and can go level on points with its local rival when it visits Eibar on Sunday. Elche is 16th on 14 points.

Uruguay striker Suarez, who recently had a spell on the sidelines after contracting COVID-19, gave Atletico the lead in the 41st minute as he got the…

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