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It was a tense night at the Wanda Metropolitano. In the first minutes of the meeting, a sector of the public he chanted the name of Cholo Simeone as a sign of support for the coach, but that was at the beginning. Because Atlético lost 0-2 against Valencia and the run run in the stands was increasing.

When Simeone decided to make a double change and taking João Félix and Lemar off the pitch for Felipe and Cunha whistles were heard for the change of the Portuguese attacker. João Félix left the field on the side, facing the benches and applauding the fans who responded in the same way.

At the time of substitution, Hugo Félix, João’s brother, uploaded an enigmatic message on one of his social networks. Five emoticons of laughter, which he erased after a few minutes, coinciding with Cunha’s 1-2.

After the final comeback of the rojiblancos, the ecstasy was epic. All the players jumped onto the pitch to thank the fans for their support. All except João Félix. He was briefly off the bench but quickly made his way into the locker room tunnel.