Joao Félix's pending account with Salzburg

For him
Atlético de Madrid
, his duel before him RB Salzburg, on this second day of the Champions League, will be unprecedented in the history of the club. It has never been measured against this rival before. However, for a specific player in the mattress box it is not exactly like that.

In the short trajectory of Joao Felix As a professional, the rojiblanco player already had the opportunity to measure himself against this rival, well in particular his quarry. The Portuguese was unable to be champion of Europe of the Youth
League, the competition analogous to Champions.

It was in the 16/17 season, when Joao militated on horseback between Youth and the second team of Benfica. Then, the incarnate box reached the final of the competition, destroying, among other rivals, the Real Madrid, which he thrashed 2-4 in Valdebebas, where he scored two goals.

The point is that the Benfica reached the final of the tournament, in which he precisely faced a RB Salzburg which was the surprise of the course. He left out the youth of the Atlético de Madrid in the quarterfinals and at Barça in the semifinals.

Few had the Austrian talents but the reality is that, as in the case of the Leipzig, another of the teams sponsored by Red bull, his success in finding young talents is remarkable.

And it was no different on that occasion. He Benfica of Joao Felix he fell cruelly in the final. He took the lead in the 29th minute thanks to a goal from Jose Gomes, but the Austrian team came back with goals from Daka (72 ') and Schmidt (76 ') to take the win and the title.

In addition, as soon as the tie fell, the coach Joao tralhao withdrew to Joao Felix from the field, who had to see from the bench the tragic outcome for his team.

In the current first team of the 'Rotten bullen’There are several players who were measured against him. Among them Berisha Y Daka, two of the most offensive men and scorers of the current team. In addition, from that team others like Gideon Mensah or Luca
Meisel have already reached professionalism in teams from Portugal or their own Austria.