Former Liverpool idol Luis Suarez joined Barcelona folklore on Saturday as he became the first player since Patrick Kluivert in 1992 to score a perfect La Liga hat-trick.
The Uruguayan international traded the Reds for the Nou Camp last summer, a move he had been dreaming about for a number of years.
Despite a rather slow start to his Barca career which coincided with his playing ban, Suarez has been a different player since the turn of the New Year and his latest display was of the highest standard.
Lining up alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar in arguably the world’s greatest attack, Suarez and Co. simply took La Liga minnows Cordoba apart and ran out 8-0 winners.
It equalled the Catalan side's best ever away result, while on a personal level, Suarez’s left-foot, right-foot and headed finish – the perfect hat-trick – was the first of its kind for over 20 years.
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Aside from his goals, the 28-year-old put in a fairly flawless display as he racked up a total of five shots and created four chances via key passes.
Moreover, he was excellent in possession as he posted an 86.2% success rate – better than Argentine superstar Lionel Messi and Brazilian teammate Neymar.
His goals momentarily took his 2015 total beyond Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, however the Portuguese ace also notched a hat-trick as Los Blancos defeated Sevilla 3-2.
The victory maintains Barca’s one point lead at the top of La Liga, however with a trip to Atletico Madrid on the horizon, it’s certainly not a forgone conclusion that Suarez will crown his debut season at the Nou Camp with a title win.