Juventus will face Atletico Madrid at Allianz ArenaStadium, in Turin, in the Champions League 1/8-Finals second leg. Juventus against Atletico Madrid is always the match with big interest, especially during this season. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Juventus this year looks very confident with Cristiano Ronaldo at leading position. While Real Madrid is struggling and searching for their game without Cristiano, the club from Turin is aiming and already see how they are lifting the Serie A Trophy. However, they lost against Atalanta in Quarter-final of Coppa Italia. In Serie A they stand at first place and have 16 points difference with the nearest chasers, so now they can fully concentrate on taking comeback from Atletico Madrid in Turin. Juventus lost their first game with 2:0 result in the last 15 minutes and conceded 2 goals from two center-backs.
The club from Turin have gained good form and in 6 matches they won 4 games and lost only to Atletico Madrid in the first round. Moreover, they won in Naples with 2:1 result in a very tough game. In total, they lost only once at Allianz Arena this season. The team saved 7 clean sheets in last 10 home matches. In Champions League during the 7 matches, they scored 9 goals on average, passed with 87.9% accuracy and possess 56% of the time. They collected 12 yellow 1 red cards. Paulo Dybala scored already 5 goals.
Unfortunately, Sami Khedira, Juan Cuadrado, and Douglas Costa will miss the match due to injuries.
Atletico Madrid this season is still fighting in two competitions. In LaLiga they stand at second place with 5 points difference against Real Madrid at 3rd place and 7 points with Barcelona, who’s on top of the table. While playing away matches, Madrid has lost several times, but they are still favorites to go further in Champions League, as they won first game between them with 2:0 result at home. In total Athletico won 4 games in a row without conceding goals. Finally, Alvaro Morata scored double in the last match against Real Sociedad.
In Champions League A. Griezmann is leading goalscorer and assister. He already scored 4 goals and made 2 key passes. In total, Atletico Madrid scored 11 goals in 7 matches, pass with 82.5% accuracy and control the game with 50.1% possession. They already collected 19 yellow and 1 red card.
Unfortunately, Lucas Hernandez, Filipe Luis, and Diego Costa will miss the match due to injuries.
These teams played 3 times in history. They already met each other in Champions League group stage in 2014/15 season. Two matches between them finished with very unproductive results 0:0 and 1:0, Madridistas were stronger once. This time, they played at Wanda Metropolitano and Juventus lost with 2:0 result. So next game at Allianz Arena will be decisive for both teams.
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