Los Rojiblancos head to Manchester in their Champions League quarter final first leg with Diego Simeone’s side still fighting for a Top Four spot in domestic action in 2021/22.
The hosts looked to click into gear right from the start in the Spanish capital as Joao Felix headed home a superb early opener.
João Félix with the opener for Atletico Madrid! 🔴⚪
An outstanding header from the Portuguese star 👏 pic.twitter.com/n4je7XX2iq
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) April 2, 2022
The Uruguayan hitman finds himself with work to do to break the 20+ goal mark this season but he showed trademark steel to put Atletico back in front from the spot.
🔱 @LuisSuarez9 was brought on to do a job this evening and he certainly did!
— LaLigaTV (@LaLigaTV) April 2, 2022
Felix’s close range finish ended Alaves’ slim chances of a late fightback before Suarez raced clear to poke home a fourth.
Atletico take on City at the Etihad Stadium on April 5 with Alaves heading to Osasuna next weekend.
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