Atletico Madrid's new signing Joao Felix has been sensational right from his arrival at the club and has already started to challenge some of the endless landmarks set by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo with no disrespect intended to either of these footballing gods.
The Portuguese superstar had now scored or assisted a goal every 36 minutes from the total of 250 minutes that he has featured for Atletico Madrid during pre-season.
Now, let's compare the above to Barcelona legend Messi's best season in the 2011/12 campaign when he scored 73 goals and assisted another 29 in 5,221 minutes, but he had a ratio of a goal or an assist every 51 minutes, which is quite natural considering the difference between the number of minutes.
😂😂😂here y’all go RT @MARCAinENGLISH: Joao Felix is a phenomenon 😍@atletienglish look to have found a gem— . (@HollywoodCoIe) August 13, 2019
He's boasting better figures than even #Messi managed in his early years
After Atletico's 2-1 victory against Juventus, Joao has now featured in 43 games as a professional player, scoring 20 goals and providing 11 assists.
Marca report that his numbers are also better than Cristiano Ronaldo in his first 43 matches, who netted on six occasions and recorded nine assists.
Felix scored his first goal in Atletico's 7-3 win over Real in pre-season. He also provided two assists in that game. He then helped Los Rojiblancos to a 3-0 win over MLS all stars wherein he scored one and assisted one. Felix then scored a brace against Juventus. The upcoming season for this Portuguese youngster would definitely be one to look out for.