On his birthday, Suarez gives another victory to Atletico Madrid at the expense of Valencia

Atletico Madrid secured their 9th consecutive victory and overcame one of the major hurdles in their campaign to win the Spanish Football League title this season, after winning a precious 3-1 at home against FC Valencia on Sunday, in the 20th stage of the competition.

The initiative came from Valencia, who opened the scoring for Serbian Jorus Racic in the 11th minute, but Portugal star Joao Felix quickly gave Atletico a draw in the 23rd minute.

Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez added the second goal for Atletico in the 54th minute, and Angel Correa secured the third goal in the 72nd minute.

The former Barcelona striker – who celebrated his 34th birthday on Sunday – shone and brought his record to 12 goals in the League’s top scorer, in partnership with the Moroccan Sevilla striker, Youssef En-Nseiry.

Atletico, seeking to regain the title they have lacked since the 2013-2014 season, have strengthened their position at the top of the league table, having increased their score to 47 points in 18 matches, 7 points ahead of their most close rivals, his great rival Real Madrid (defending champion), who played 19 matches.

In contrast, Valencia, who suffered their eighth defeat in the tournament this season, stuck to 4 wins and 8 draws, 20 points in 14th place.