Osasuna 1-3 Atletico Madrid: Joao Felix brace continues unbeaten start to La Liga season for Atleti as Diego Simeone’s side rise to third in table
- Joao Felix fired Atletico Madrid to a 3-1 victory at Osasuna in La Liga on Saturday
- The Portugal star struck from the penalty spot and fired another after half-time
- Ante Budimir pulled a goal back but Lucas Torreira scored a late third for Atleti
- The two-goal ace had already netted twice in the Champions League on Tuesday
The 20-year-old continued where he had left off from his side’s Champions League victory during the week by precisely converting a 43rd-minute penalty to maintain his perfect record from the spot.
He then burst through and produced an emphatic finish from just inside the penalty area as Atletico won for a fourth time in their opening six league matches to hit third in the early table.
Joao Felix scored the opener from the spot as Atletico Madrid won 2-1 at Osasuna on Saturday
The striker scored a double again as Atleti remained unbeaten in their first six league matches
Ante Budimir pulled a goal back to give Atleti concerns with ten minutes to play but Lucas Torreira’s 89th-minute third for the visitors sealed the victory.
Atletico’s two-goal forward had also been the matchwinner against Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday, scoring twice in the second half to restore his side’s lead in a 3-2 win after they had been 2-1 down.
Diego Simeone’s men are now third in the league, level on 14 points with Real Sociedad and two behind Real Madrid, with a game in hand on both teams.
They can put themselves in a strong position to qualify from Group A when they travel to Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Diego Simeone saw his side survive a scare after Ante Budimir struck late on for hosts Osasuna