Tricks Are For Kids…and Luis Suarez
This week’s play comes to us from Carrow Road, home of the Norwich City Football Club. Saturday was a Barclays Premier League battle between Norwich City and Liverpool. The rain allotted for sub-par playing conditions but that did not seem to inhibit the Reds Striker, Luis Suarez.
The 25 year old from Salto, Uruguay, did not waste any time in attacking the net. Within 28 minutes of play Suarez had already turned the game into a 2-0 rout. The first goal came from a 30 yard cross to Suarez, who took one touch and seamlessly finessed the ball passed the Norwich keeper John Rudy. This would be the start of a long day for the keeper because before the crowd could settle back into their seats Suarez strikes again. After advancing past the defender by way of the nutmeg, a technique where the player rolls the ball through an opponent’s legs, Suarez drilled his 16th goal of the season.
The remainder of the game would play out in traditional soccer fashion until after the 60 minute mark. Norwich City was on the attack struggling to put one in the back of the net. A Liverpool steal that was cleared to Suarez at half field set the striker up for an amazing 55-yard goal. As Suarez controlled the pass crossing the half field mark he notices John Rudy off his line and hammers the ball into the back of the net sealing his first ever hat-trick and a 3-0 victory for Liverpool.
In a sport where the instant gratification of scoring does not exist, this was one exciting match to witness. Three goals in a match by one team would be more than enough to please any soccer fan. Watching Luis Suarez’s astonishing hat-trick is enough to make me tune in again, as well as earn a spot as the Ticket City Play of the Week.