Watch Luis Suarez net stunning goal for Gremio as fans label him ‘better than Ronaldo and Benzema’
FOOTBALL fans have hailed Luis Suarez after his wonder strike for Gremio in South America.
The Uruguayan striker, 36, departed Atletico Madrid in tears at the end of last season when his contract came to an end.
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Ex-Liverpool and Barcelona man Suarez left European football last summerRex
He was then a free agent for the first half of the 2022/23 campaign, before penning a deal with Brazilian club Gremio in December.
Since then, he has contributed 10 goals and five assists in 21 appearances.
But his most eye-catching moment came in the Copa do Brasil on Wednesday.
Suarez and Co trailed 1-0 at home in the first leg of their round of 16 tie against Cruzeiro when the ex-Liverpool and Barcelona man produced a moment of magic.
He received the ball 25 yards from goal, took one touch to compose himself and arrowed a sensational effort into the top corner with the outside of his right boot.
And it left people in awe on social media.
One said: “I am taking this version of Suarez over prime [Karim] Benzema.”
Another added: “Better than Cristiano Ronaldo.”
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A third replied: “Class is permanent.”
And a fourth responded: “The best striker after R9 [Ronaldo] in 21st century.
“It’s really funny that they try to compare [Robert] Lewandowski and Benzema and others to this beast.
“He was unstoppable in his prime but you can see that he still has that magic in his feet.”
Suarez joined Liverpool from Ajax in 2011 and went on to register 111 goals and 68 assists in 133 games for the club.
He left Anfield for Barcelona in a £75million deal in 2014 and would go on to contribute 195 goals and 113 assists in 283 matches.
He joined Atletico in 2020 and guided them to the LaLiga title in his first campaign.
But just 13 goals in 45 games last season saw him released by Diego Simeone after two years in the Spanish capital.