The weekend clash between Atletico Madrid and Real Betis went down as a rather one-sided contest, with the home side’s bedazzling performance at the Wanda Metropolitano.
While Yannick Carrasco drew first blood at the 26th minute, an unfortunate own-goal by Pezzella at the hour mark gave Atletico a two-goal cushion. Joao Felix put the cherry on the top with the third goal of the match at the 80th minute, and the final scoreline read 3-0.
The victory would have been a great morale-booster for the hosts especially after they conceded a last-minute goal against Levante and dropped points, much to the chagrin of the fans.
But the ruthless trouncing of their opponents wasn’t the only talking point post the encounter. A video involving Antoine Griezmann and Joao Felix surfaced over social media, in which the two main men of the team are involved in some wholesome comedy that is winning the fans over.
As the players prepare to take the field with the mascots, Felix, who is not a part of the starting XI makes way for them to emerge through the tunnel.
As the line progresses, Griezmann is seen nudging at Felix in an attempt to walk out with the latter being the mascot. Quite humorously, the former Benfica forward plays along and the two stars take a few steps forward, hand in hand, halting just shy of the tunnel’s exit.
What makes the incident even more comical is the fact that the blue track-suit worn by Felix looks like the exact replica of the t-shirts of the same colour, sported by the kids.
After being subbed in subsequently, Felix had his moment on the field as he bagged his first goal of the season for Atletico Madrid, converting the ball fed to him by Carrasco.
The hilariously wholesome Felix-Grizzi incident has left the fans in splits and reflects that the two have been gelling well together since the latter’s return to Madrid on loan from Barcelona.
As things stand, Diego Simeone’s side has attained the 4th position on the league table and would be looking to close in on their city-rivals and table toppers Real Madrid.