Atletico Madrid striker Joao Felix received a big round of applause for his outstanding performance during their 1-0 victory against Getafe on Sunday at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
Atletico striker Alvaro Morata scored the lone goal and missed a penalty as his team began the La Liga campaign with an eventful win in a match that saw both sides reduced to 10 men.
Morata gave Atleti life in the 23rd minute when he nodded home a fine cross from English Keiran Trippier after making several advances.
But lighter moments came in the second half when Atletico’s new signing Joao Felix made a superb run which led him to winning a penalty but Morata’s spot-kick was saved by Getafe’s David Soria.
— Segun_thebook (@SSnetwoork) August 19, 2019
This sent fans into a frenzy and many were left praising the brilliance of the Felix in the pitch, declaring that he is worth the fee he was signed for.
Check out some of the reactions;
— kush tyagi (@KushKusht4) August 19, 2019
'Fantastic' Felix already showing signs of greatness at Atleti: ESPN FC's Steve Nicol and Craig Burley discuss Alvaro Morata's winning goal and Joao Felix's first La Liga start for Atletico Madrid. https://t.co/46pd29Uh3W pic.twitter.com/UU0ZiEwdA5
— Atleti_MP (@Atleti_MP) August 19, 2019
João Félix's LaLiga debut by numbers:
100% shot accuracy
100% take-ons completed
90% pass acc. in opp. half
4 fouls won
3 aerial duels won
1 penalty won
This kid is going to be special. pic.twitter.com/SIYWjqpLlC
— prosper babson babalola (@basbsonjr1) August 19, 2019
Joao Felix is worth every penny
— ONOME (@MeetOnome) August 19, 2019
Joao Felix really is something else https://t.co/9XpLNtx4v7
— dylan (@dylanftbl_) August 18, 2019
Joao Felix is already a problem in La Liga 🤯 Atletico Madrid fans must be feel lucky 🔥⚽️
— SONTFootball (@SONTFootball) August 18, 2019
— Talk Sports With Sat (@90MinsWithSat) August 18, 2019
Eat and Drink what Joao Felix is capable of bringing to the table
— Back in Time (@BuziBrown) August 18, 2019
Felix was signed from Benfica on 3 July 2019 for €126 million (£113 million) on a seven-year contract. He is the fourth-highest ever paid in football and the second-highest for a teenager after Kylian Mbappe.