Luis Suarez scored double in another late turnaround

Luis Suarez led Atletico Madrid to another stunning turnaround on the road in LaLiga as they defeated Getafe by 2-1 on Tuesday.

Atletico are now top of the standings, above rivals Real Madrid as they look to retain LaLiga

Champions Atletico Madrid had scored a 99th-minute winner in their previous away match at Espanyol having trailed at half-time and required a repeat against their latest hosts.

It was the first time Getafe had scored against Atletico in 1,583 minutes of LaLiga football, ending Diego Simeone’s remarkable run of never conceding against his side’s neighbours in the league since taking charge of the club in December 2011.

The Madrid outfit had been shocked on the stroke of half time as Stefan Mitrovic netted, which went down as a Jan Oblak own goal

Getafe played the final phase of the match with 10 men after Carles Alena was shown a straight red card in the 74th minute for raking his studs down the back of the leg of Atletico substitute Matheus Cunha.

The sending off galvanised the visitors and it took a superb double save from David Soria to prevent Angel Correa and then Suarez from equalising in 78th minute.

Luis Suarez inspired a late comeback win for Atletico Madrid over Getafe on Tuesday evening

Suarez soon rifled past Soria and, after Oblak had to be alert to a close-range Enes Unal attempt, the Atletico Madrid number seven was there again with a header as the clock turned 90.

The Uruguayan left it late to net his second and break the hosts' resolve to go top of LaLiga

The victory took Atletico Madrid top of the standings on 14 points from six games, a point ahead of Real Madrid who have a game in hand, while Getafe are bottom with no points.

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