Soccer-Felix double spurs Atletico to victory over Betis

Soccer Football - LaLiga - Real Betis v Atletico Madrid - Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain - March 6, 2022 Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo

SEVILLE (Reuters) - 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.

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