Felipe’s first LaLiga goal helped in-form Atletico Madrid to a 2-1 home win over Levante.
Three goals during a manic five-minute spell in the first half settled the match but did not typify an otherwise tepid encounter at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Angel Correa scored for the second straight game and while Roger Marti’s ninth league goal of the season pulled Levante level, Felipe settled it with a powerful header.
Atletico now have four consecutive victories across all competitions and moved back to within five points of city rivals Real Madrid, while the result ended a three-match winning streak for Levante.
The hosts almost scored in the first minute on Saturday when Correa’s shot was saved, Joao Felix and Saul Niguez then unable to convert follow-up attempts.
But Atletico opened the scoring after 13 minutes when Thomas Partey found Kieran Trippier on the right and the defender’s volleyed cross was converted by Correa’s superb first-time finish.
Roger replied three minutes later when his volley deflected in off the arm of Alvaro Morata after he had latched on to Jose Campana’s free-kick.
Atletico swiftly got back in front, though, Renan Lodi whipping in a left-wing delivery that Felipe impressively headed in from 12 yards out, his effort coming just 109 seconds after Roger’s strike.
Correa’s shot forced a good one-handed saved from Aitor Fernandez shortly before the break and the Levante goalkeeper also kept out an effort from Joao Felix just before the hour mark.
Joao Felix also fired wide from the edge of the area late on but Atletico were still able to hold on for victory in relative comfort, albeit Jan Oblak had to make two late saves to deny Enis Bardhi.