Atletico Madrid are playing at home against Juventus in a match of the 1/8-finals of the Champions League. Both sides were close to lifting the trophy in recent years, and many people think that this season is an ideal opportunity to do it this time. The Mattress Makers were knocked out from Copa del Rey, while in La Liga are seven points behind Barcelona. Hardly anyone doubts that Diego Simeone and his players will make Champions League their priority, as Wanda Metropolitano will be the ground for the final of the competition this season.
Juventus also were knocked out from Coppa Italia, but the new consecutive trophy in Serie A is just a matter of time. The Old Lady has a solid lead of 13 points ahead of Napoli, and only a miracle will prevent them from winning the competition. The transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo over the summer is connected with the ambitions of Juventus to win the Champions League – a trophy which The Black and Whites haven’t won in 23 years.
Both sides continued in the next phase of the competition almost without problems – Atletico had some issues with Borussia Dortmund, while Juventus encountered difficulties with Young Boys. Diego Simeone had ten clean sheets in 15 games at home this season, but in the fight against the leading teams in Spain, Atletico were left behind. Real Madrid took the three points with a victory with 3-1 at the beginning of February, while Barcelona achieved a 1-1 draw in a match which they dominated almost the whole time.
Cristiano Ronaldo loves to punish Atletico Madrid – he has 22 goals in 29 fixtures against The Mattress Makers, although he has just one goal in the Champions League. We all know what the Portuguese forward is capable of, and usually, he shows his goal-scoring abilities exactly in the knockout phase of the competition. Juventus will be on Wanda Metropolitano with the almost full squad after Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci returned from their injuries. At this time, Atletico Madrid is behind the leading teams in Europe, and the individual qualities of the players are most visible in this kind of competitions. We expect The Old Lady to take advantage in the first leg in Spain.
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Atletico Madrid vs Juventus Head to Head
Atletico Madrid and Juventus met each other in the group stage of the Champions League in season 2014/15. The Mattress Makers won in the first game in Spain with 1-0, while in Italy the match ended as a goalless draw.
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Atletico Madrid vs Juventus Stats
- Atletico Madrid had a clean sheet in the previous six games in the Champions League.
- The Mattress Makers lost only once in the last ten fixtures in the competition.
- Atletico Madrid have never lost against Italian teams under Diego Simeone’s leadership.
- The Mattress Makers are unbeaten in 12 consecutive games at home in the Champions League.
- Juventus won four of the last five away fixtures in the knockout phase of the competition.
- Paulo Dybala has seven goals in the previous seven matches in the Champions League.
- Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t score in four of the last five games against Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid vs Juventus Odds
Atletico Madrid vs Juventus Team News
Koke will miss the game for Atletico Madrid. Lucas Hernandez is in doubt after he didn’t play the away match against Rayo Vallecano over the weekend.
Juan Cuadrado and Douglas Costa are still injured and will not play for Juventus.