They say family is above everything, and Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has the same motto, to say the least. The Catalan club ran riot at Camp Nou, as they defeated their arch-rivals Real Madrid 5-1 on Sunday where the Uruguayan striker scored a hat-trick.
The rout started in as early as the 11th minute through Philippe Coutinho and there was no looking back for Barcelona since. Suarez, on his part, made history as he scored his first goal from the spot after the decision was reviewed by the referee through VAR consultancy, and this was the moment he decided to dedicate his goal to his newborn son, Lauti.
Running towards the stand, the 31-year-old striker lifted his shirt and showed a T-shirt, which had the picture of his newborn along with his other children. And yes, there was a message on that shirt, which read, “Welcome Lauti”
It was on October 22 when Suarez and his wife Sofia announced the birth of their third child and for that matter, he was allowed to take some days off. Taking to Instagram, the striker said, “Welcome LAUTI very happy to have you among us. His mother is doing well and is happy like his siblings. Thank you all for your messages..”
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Bienvenido ❤LAUTI ❤muy felices de tenerte acá con nosotros HERMOSO ?? La mamá está súper bien y FELIZ como los HERMANITOS!!! Gracias a todos por los mensajes!!!! Welcome ❤LAUTI ❤ very happy to have you among us. ?? His mother is doing well and is happy like his siblings. Thank you all for your messages.
Both Luis and Sofia are childhood sweethearts and have been together since the time the striker was 15.
Meanwhile, as far as the match is concerned, Real Madrid did pull one back, making it 2-1 on the night, but two back to back goals inside eight minutes from Suarez (a header and a right-foot finish) sealed the deal for the home team. The striker, after his second goal, again sprinted back to the stands where his other children – Benjamin and Delfina – were watching their daddy, and just like any other ‘cool dad’ he gave his daughter a joyful high-five.
The final nail in Real’s coffin though was hammered in the 87th minute when substitute Arturo Vidal scored a header from Ousmane Dembele’s cross.