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Five times Joao Felix came clutch for Barcelona this season



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In a season marked by highs and lows for Barcelona, Joao Felix’s form has sort of been an enigma to many.

The Portuguese international, boasting undoubted talent, has not been as consistent as one would expect. But he has come to the rescue many times for Barça this season, most recently showcasing his quality in the win over Las Palmas on Saturday.

Here are five instances where Joao Felix turned the tide in Barcelona’s favor with his decisive contributions.

Assisting the winning goal against Athletic Club

Back in October, in a crucial matchup against Athletic Club, Felix assisted the decisive goal for Barcelona, helping the team secure a 1-0 victory.

With the match hanging in the balance, Felix slotted through the perfect ball for Marc Guiu, who made no mistake in finding the back of the net.

Winning goal vs Porto

In a tense Champions League fixture against Porto in November, Barcelona found themselves locked in a stalemate until Joao Felix intervened with a moment of brilliance.

With his clinical finish, he propelled Barcelona to a 2-1 victory. It was a masterful attacking display from the Portuguese international, who was tasked with the responsibility of leading the Barcelona frontline alongside Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha.

Winning goal vs Atletico Madrid

Under the leadership of Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona have attained an exemplary record against Atletico Madrid.

However, their run of victories against Los Colchoneros could have been broken in December had it not been for the winner from Joao Felix.

Felix’s expertly chipped 28th-minute goal against his former team was the only thing differentiating the two sides. The victory ultimately became crucial in Barcelona’s bid to remain in the title race.

Winning goal vs Real Betis

In a fiercely contested battle against Real Betis, Joao Felix once again stepped up when his team needed him the most.

With the game level at 2-2, Felix’s 90th-minute strike tilted the scales in Barcelona’s favour, before Ferran Torres eventually sealed the game with another goal in the 92nd minute.

Assist vs Las Palmas

As mentioned earlier, Felix’s recent brilliance came against Las Palmas on Saturday. The Portuguese international was one of the star performers for the Catalans, as they staged a narrow 1-0 victory over the Canaries.

Raphinha hogged the limelight with his 59th-minute goal, but it was Felix who expertly set up the goal for the Brazilian international.

What’s next for Felix?

Felix’s brilliance on Saturday night will lead many Barcelona fans to wonder as to why the Portuguese international is not more consistent with his form.

But as Barcelona brace themselves for an important period ahead, Felix’s penchant for stepping up to the plate could prove to be crucial.

Not to mention, the Portuguese international himself will be eyeing a positive end to the campaign, as he seeks to preserve his place in the team and convince Barcelona to extend his loan spell beyond the coming summer.

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