The Round of 16 in the Champions League concludes this midweek with the final second leg matches taking place.
Felix netted against Villarreal in the recent league win but that was just his second goal in his last 17 appearances, and he has yet to find his best form at the club.
🔴⚪️ @Simeone, en rueda de prensa
📍 “@JoaoFelix70 será titular mañana”
🤔 “Mañana solo nos vale ganar y eso buscaremos”
— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) March 16, 2021
Simeone told reporters on Tuesday: “Joao Felix will start tomorrow (Wednesday).”
The 21-year-old started the first leg against the Blues in an attacking trident alongside Luis Suarez and Angel Correa, but he was substituted off in the second half with a disappointing showing.
The Portuguese star struggled to shine in what was ultimately a hugely defensive performance from Atleti.