It took longer than expected, but Joao Felix is now a La Liga goalscorer.
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The 19-year-old Portuguese phenom galvanized Atletico’s 3-2 win over Eibar, scoring the first of his team’s three unanswered goals after going down 2-0 early in the first half. Felix’s goal – a simple tap-in inside the six-yard box – came in the 27th minute, goals from Vitolo and Thomas Partey followed in the final 45 minutes of Sunday’s bout.
Over the summer, Felix, known for his agility, intelligence and scoring abilities, secured a move to Los Colchneros after they met Benfica’s $143 million buyout clause, making him the most expensive Portuguese player ever, and the fourth most expensive in the history of the sport.
Assuming that the secondary striker knows how the industry works, however, the pressure for him to continue on the same path is on.