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
Portugal prodigy Joao Felix scored in either half as Atletico Madrid continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-0 win at Osasuna in La Liga on Saturday.
The in-form striker missed an open goal in the early stages of the game before giving his side the lead at the end of the first half from the penalty spot – then squandered a spot-kick at the start of the second period, hitting the post.
He burst through and produced an emphatic finish just inside the penalty area in the 69th minute following a sensational counter-attack 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 3-1 at Osasuna on Saturday
The striker scored a double again as Atleti remained unbeaten in their first six league matches
Ante Budimir headed a reply to give Atleti concerns with ten minutes to play but Lucas Torreira’s 89th-minute third, superbly controlling a cross from Kieran Trippier on his thigh before smashing into the roof of the net, sealed the visitors’ 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.
Ante Budimir gave Osasuna hope as the hosts halved the arrears with 80 minutes on the clock
Lucas Torreira (second from left) then sealed Atleti’s triumph with the third in the 89th minute
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.
Athletic Bilbao also played on Saturday, coming from behind to beat Sevilla 2-1 at home with two late goals to inflict a third consecutive league defeat on Julen Lopetegui’s side.
Diego Simeone saw his side survive a scare after Ante Budimir struck late on for hosts Osasuna