Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez continued his deadly run of form by scoring twice at home to Celta Vigo on Monday but could not prevent the LaLiga leader drawing 2-2 as its eight-game winning streak ended.
The draw interrupted Atletico winning run since its loss to Real Madrid on Dec. 12 but it still holds a comfortable advantage at the top, leading Barcelona by eight points with a game in hand.
Atletico fell behind in the 13th minute to a well-worked goal from Celta when Santi Mina turned home a cross from Hugo Mallo.
Suarez equalised on the stroke of halftime by sliding in to meet a Marcos Llorente cross and scored a similar goal to put Atletico ahead in the 50th minute, this time connecting with a Renan Lodi ball to score his seventh goal in four league games.
Celta had faded in the second half after a strong display before the break but the visitor pulled level in the 89th minute through debutant Facundo Ferreyra, who had only been on the pitch for 13 minutes.
The result: Atletico 2 (Suarez 45, 50) drew with Celta Vigo 2 (Santi Mina 13, Ferreyra 89).