Atletico Madrid 6 Granada 1: Luis Suarez scores TWICE on debut with Arsenal transfer target Thomas Partey benched

LUIS SUAREZ bagged TWO goals after coming off the bench to make his Atletico Madrid debut.

The Uruguayan was booted out of Barcelona much to the dismay of close pal Lionel Messi.

But the Catalan giants' loss was Atleti's gain for only £5.5million and Suarez wasted no time in making his mark in the Spanish capital.

He immediately put Marcos Llorente away to score Atleti's fourth after coming on as a second-half sub.

And it took him just 15 minutes to open his own account in his new colours when he rattled the net with a towering header in the 85th minute.

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Things got even better for the former Liverpool man when he notched his second in eight minutes in stoppage time to complete a 6-1 rout at the Wanda Metropolitano.

It was the perfect start to the new league campaign for Diego Simeone's side.

Incredibly Suarez became the first player to score and assist on his LaLiga debut for Atleti this CENTURY and the first to bag a brace on debut.

Suarez wasn't the only big name who started the game on the bench with defensive midfielder Thomas Partey also missing from the starting XI.

Simeone's decision to bench Arsental transfer target Partey sent Gooners wild thinking it may be a sign he is on his way to North London.

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Ex-Chelsea hardman Diego Costa had set Atleti on their way with a ninth-minute header and the side could even afford to see Saul Niguez's first-half penalty saved.

Angel Correa and Joao Felix slotted the other goals after the break with Jorge Molina Vidal netting a late consolation for Granada either side of Suarez's debut strikes.

It was the perfect end to an emotional week for Suarez as he broke down in tears bidding farewell to the Nou Camp.

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