Luis Suarez has promised not to celebrate against former club Barcelona if he scores tonight.
Atleti face Ronald Koeman‘s men at the Wanda Metropolitano in a mouth-watering encounter, and a goal would be sweet revenge for Suarez.
The Uruguayan spent six successful years at Camp Nou, winning four La Liga titles, a Champions League and other crowns.
But he was let go in pretty disgraceful fashion, forced to train on his own before finally being allowed to join Atletico Madrid, where he won the La Liga title at the first attempt.
Suarez partly has Ronald Koeman to thank for that treatment, and the Dutchman heads into this game knowing he could well be replaced in the subsequent international break amid growing pressure.
Though, despite having the opportunity to have the last laugh over Koeman should he score his first ever goal against Barcelona, Suarez has promised not to celebrate.
He told Sport when asked if he will celebrate: “No, no, I have a lot of respect, affection, but something will come out.”
It will be all eyes on Suarez this evening to see what that ‘something’ is, if indeed he does score.