Real Betis 1-3 Real Betis: Joao Felix scores twice before Thomas Lemar seals victory late on as visitors move up to fourth in LaLiga
Joao Felix scored twice as he helped Atletico Madrid earn a 3-1 win at Real Betis in LaLiga on Sunday, ensuring they leapfrogged their rivals into fourth place in the standings.
Atletico are tied on 48 points with third-placed Barcelona, who won 2-1 at Elche, although the Catalans have a game in hand. Both teams trail leaders Real Madrid by 15 points.
Betis, who started the weekend in third place, dropped below Barca and Atletico to fifth place with 46 points from 27 games.
Forward Joao Felix scored twice as Atletico Madrid beat Real Betis on Sunday
Felix opened the scoring in the first minute with a close-range strike from an Angel Correa cross.
Betis equalised just before the break when Cristian Tello fired home an angled shot from the edge of the box.
Atletico dominated following the break. Felix scored his second after Marcos Llorente led a quick counter-attack before crossing to the Portuguese, who made the final touch from inside the box.
Substitute Antoine Griezmann, who is slowly working his way back from injury, provided the cross that allowed Thomas Lemar to complete the 3-1 victory in the 80th minute.
Felix slotted home the opening goal in the first minute from a Angel Correa cross
Felix scored his second in the second-half after Marcos Llorente led a quick counter-attack
Antoine Griezmann provided the cross that allowed Thomas Lemar to seal victory late on