Felix has better performance in his first year as professional than Messi

New Atletico Madrid signing Joao Felix has hit the ground running since joining Los Rojiblancos, and he has even recorded better figures than Lionel Messi ever managed in a single season

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The Portuguese starlet had scored or assisted a goal every 36 minutes from the total of 250 minutes he has played during Atleti’s pre-season.

Messi has never reached these figures, even in the 2011/12 campaign when he scored 73 goals and assisted another 29 in 5,221 minutes, with a ratio of a goal or an assist every 51 minutes.

Following Atleti’s 2-1 victory against Juventus, Joao has now featured in 43 games as a professional player, scoring 20 goals and providing 11 assists.