Atlético de Madrid clearly beat Osasuna (1-3) with the second double of the week from Portuguese João Félix and placed third in the standings, with 14 points, thanks to a great second half in which he unraveled his rival.
Osasuna went out for all with great pressure loading the game on the left wing with a Jony who did not stop looking to tickle Trippier, a footballer who is not going through his best moment. The Navarrese locked up the Madrilenians in their field for the first 20 minutes.
The match was even and Cholo Simeone’s men tried to find João Félix, the fittest player in the squad, who was the star of the match.
Roncaglia, who warned with a long shot that almost surprised Oblak, committed a clear penalty on Vitolo close to the baseline. The Portuguese quickly took the ball to place it over the eleven-meter point before scoring the first goal.
Respect and struggle were the predominant notes experienced in the first half that ended with 0-1 in favor of the colchoneros.
It seemed that the script could be repeated at the beginning of the second 45 minutes, but a penalty by Oier’s hand could change the course of the duel. Joao Félix wanted to put the ball in the same place where he took the first penalty, but the post repelled the ball.
Correa tested Sergio Herrera, but his right hand ended in a stick before failing a one-on-one against the Burgos goalkeeper. Atlético began to combine with greater fluidity, forgiving clear goal chances to double the advantage on the scoreboard.
The local coach, Jagoba Arrasate, did not see it clearly and wanted to reverse the situation by entering Budimir, Roberto Torres and Kike Barja at once. Two minutes later, Joao Félix upset Osasuna’s comeback plans by scoring the second goal for his team after a good combinatorial action.
Ten minutes from the end, Budimir scored his first goal as a rojillo after a good cross from Rubén García from the right wing. Uruguayan Lucas Torreira put the finishing touch to the meeting with his goal in the 88th minute and Atlético took El Sadar for the sixth time in their last 7 visits.