Champions League

Joao Felix double inspires Atletico Madrid comeback against Salzburg

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Joao Felix scored twice, including a late winner, as Atletico Madrid came from behind to beat Salzburg 3-2 in the Champions League on Tuesday.

After being thrashed by Bayern Munich last week, another slip would have put Atletico's prospects of qualification from Group A in serious doubt.

But Felix's double salvaged a dramatic victory at the Wanda Metropolitano where Salzburg led 2-1 thanks to goals from Dominik Szoboszlai and Mergim Berisha shortly after half-time. Marcos Llorente had earlier put Atletico in front.

Diego Simeone's side will travel to Lokomotiv Moscow next week placed second in the group after Lokomotiv were beaten 2-1 at home by Bayern.

Felix now has four goals in seven games this term for Atletico, continuing his encouraging start to the season alongside new signing Luis Suarez and in the absence of the injured Diego Costa.

"When I play in the Champions League, it's what I like to play in most and you can see the happiness with which I play," said Felix afterwards.

The 20-year-old had already struck the crossbar with a spectacular bicycle kick when he pulled Atletico level in the 52nd minute before driving in sweetly from inside the penalty area with five minutes left.

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Fixtures
Tue 01 Dec 20 19:55 PM (SAST)
Shakhtar Donetsk
Real Madrid
NSK Olimpijs'kyj
Tue 01 Dec 20 19:55 PM (SAST)
Lokomotiv Moskva
Salzburg
RZD Arena
Tue 01 Dec 20 22:00 PM (SAST)
Liverpool
Ajax
Anfield
Results
Wed 25 Nov 20
Bayern Munchen 3
Salzburg 1
Wed 25 Nov 20
Atletico Madrid 0
Lokomotiv Moskva 0
Wed 25 Nov 20
Internazionale 0
Real Madrid 2
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Bayern Munchen Group A
4
4
12
2. Atletico Madrid Group A
4
1
5
3. Lokomotiv Moskva Group A
4
0
3
4. Salzburg Group A
4
0
1