Luis Suarez stopped Atletico players walking over Man City's crest - Griezmann acted differently

Atletico Madrid take on Manchester City in their Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Atletico go into the game in England as the underdogs.

Diego Simeone’s side have been far from their best this season and are third in La Liga, 12 points being league leaders Real Madrid.

City, meanwhile, are leading the way in the Premier League and go into the game full of confidence.

One Atletico player who has a history of playing against City is Uruguayan legend, Luis Suarez.

Suarez, 35, played against City numerous times during his three-and-a-half season spell with Liverpool.

The Citizens quite famously beat Suarez’s Liverpool to the Premier League title in 2014.

But, despite City having broken his heart in the past, Suarez clearly still holds a lot of respect for the Manchester club.

PAMPLONA, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 19: Luis Suarez of Club Atletico de Madrid celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the LaLiga Santander match between CA Osasuna and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio El Sadar on February 19, 2022 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Atletico trained at the Etihad Stadium on Monday.

Their players were videoed making their way out of the dressing room and onto the pitch.

Suarez was making his way onto the turf alongside Angel Correa and Rodrigo de Paul.

After seeing they were about to step on City’s crest, Suarez quickly stopped his two teammates from doing so and made them walk around it. View the moment below…

Class from Suarez.

One man who didn’t mind walking on City’s crest was Antoine Griezmann.

The Frenchman had absolutely no care in the world as he strutted over City’s crest and on to the pitch.

Of course, it isn’t a crime at all to walk on a team’s crest and, if someone does so, it’s not a sign of disrespect.

But it is amusing to see Suarez and Griezmann’s different views about stepping on a crest.

Suarez once again did his best to avoid City’s crest again just prior to kick-off on Tuesday evening.

Suarez has found playing time hard to come by this season; he’s started just twice in Atletico’s last nine games.

But he still knows where the goal is, having hit the back of the net 13 times this campaign.

Whether he starts on the bench or not, you wouldn’t bet against him having a say in the tie.

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