Atletico Madrid has successfully turned its season. Three months ago, the Rojiblancos were outside the top 4 of La Liga with their title aspirations in shambles.
While they are still far from challenging Real Madrid for the title, Diego Simeone’s side have been a different matter entirely in recent weeks. Atletico Madrid are unbeaten in their last eight games in all competitions and have won each of their last six.
On Saturday, the Rojiblancos continued their good form by beating Alaves 4-1 in La Liga. Joao Felix and Luis Suarez both scored twice as a spirited Atletico side made easy work of their opponents at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Joao Felix is cooking
One player who has helped Atletico Madrid’s resurgence is Felix, who has scored ten goals in all competitions this season.
The 22-year-old started the season cautiously and eventually even found himself on the bench. However, he stepped up at the right moment to help the club pursue domestic and European goals.
The Portuguese striker played a crucial role as Atletico Madrid knocked Manchester United out of the Champions League in the last 16. He was once again the protagonist in their last win against Celta Vigo.
Felix had 52 touches, more than any other Atletico striker, attempted 20 passes inside the Alaves box and created the most chances of the game (three). He’s starting to prove his worth to Atletico fans and his form can only get better.
Atlético now third in La Liga
The win against Celta Vigo has put Atletico third in the table – level on points with second-placed Barcelona and 12 points behind leaders Real Madrid.
It’s fair to say that Simeone’s side are currently in a good position to finish in the top four despite defending their title.
Now they must turn their attention to the Champions League quarter-finals game against Manchester City, which will be another Herculean task. Simeone said, as quoted by Marca:
“We follow the same line and we don’t have to see anything differently in La Liga. But the Champions League is another thing and we’re up against exceptional opponents who are playing very well.”
Atletico’s form has improved tremendously in the last two months. Although they will face Manchester City as underdogs on Tuesday, they certainly have what it takes to upset Pep Guardiola’s side.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/joao-felix-continues-fine-form-atletico-madrid-rout-alaves-move-la-liga-s-top-three?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda Joao Felix continues his fine form as Atletico Madrid beat Alaves to climb into La Liga top 3