Felipe enjoyed his first title on the fifth day of the League, against Celta, after having played just one minute in Butarque during the first five official matches of the team (four in the League and one in the Champions). But before the celestial ones it has already begun to demonstrate the kind of power station that it is, very safe to the cut, splendid above, where the marker almost opens, and with good ball output. From that great first day, Simeone began to alternate his appearances to give rest to Savic and Giménez, forming a couple with the Montenegrin in Mallorca and with the Uruguayan before Celta and Lokomotiv. Savic returned from the international stop in October with a muscle injury, something that opened the doors of the eleven completely to Felipe. A match later would fall in the infirmary Giménez, leaving Felipe as the leader behind, a role that with the maturity that his 30 years give him has taken on wonderfully. Together with Hermoso, he formed a great pair, and more taking into account that with Trippier and Lodi on the sides they formed a completely new behind. In total, and supported by his great physical performance (without injuries in four seasons), Felipe has completed Atlético’s last 17 games, 1560 consecutive minutes taking into account that in the final of the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid there was an extension. In the derby, the Brazilian was once again one of the great highlights of Atlético, completing 14 clearances before the constant centers of white players (seven more than Ramos, the second most in the game and eight more than Trippier, the next athletic). Before the whites his partner for much of the game was Giménez, so he stood in his natural profile, the right. In the semifinals against Barcelona played with Savic, standing on the left and excelling again. Now Simeone, hoping that Giménez did not suffer any injuries in the final, will be able to count on his four healthy centers to play against Eibar. Beautiful has lost weight with the return of his teammates, remaining without a minute in the Super Cup, but Felipe is not willing to give up the gap he has occupied so well in the last three months. The Cholo made it clear in the tournament played in Arabia that today the Brazilian is untouchable, although Giménez and Savic have been reluctant. With all of them at the highest level, it seems that the doubt is now who will be Felipe’s partner, since so far it has become the great signing of the season. Felipe Monteiro The season began as the fourth quarter of Atlético, but right now it is the great highlight of the rojiblanca defense. Savic and Giménez left as the starting defenders and Hermoso had become his advanced student during the preseason. The Brazilian, who in the first physical pre-season test in Majadahonda was knocked out the first, was having a hard time adapting to Simeone’s schemes and despite Giménez’s absence from the Copa América, he saw how Savic and Hermoso formed the Cholo couple on the American tour.