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From Chuzo to Joao Felix… 60 years later

Atletico Madrid Another 19-year-old to score for Atletico in Europe

Chema ReyMARCA

Joao Felix opened his Champions League account with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday evening against Lokomotiv Moscow to become the club’s second youngest goalscorer in the European Cup.

At 19 years and 325 days old, Joao Felix got up and running and you need to go back 60 years to find a similar record.

It was on April 23, 1959, when Atletico met Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu that a young Chuzo – at 19 years and 85 days of age – opened the scoring.

But Los Rojiblancos couldn’t hold on and Real Madrid turned it around to win 2-1.

He didn’t quite manage to break Chuzo‘s record, but Joao Felix got very close.

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