Highlights : Atletico Madrid 2 – 0 Juventus (UEFA Champions League)

Atletico Madrid 2 – 0 Juventus Football  Highlights  
(UEFA Champions League
Venue : Wanda Metropolitano
20/2/2019
Key Moments Recap :
78′ Jose Gimenez 1 – 0

This one stands! A left-wing corner isn’t cleared by the visitors and Gimenez is on hand to slam it into the net from seven yards out.

⚽83′ Diego Godin 2 – 0

 Godin steers a deflected effort into an unguarded net from a narrow angle on the right after Griezmann’s free kick had deflected back into his path.

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Goals (2-0) And Cards
🌕8′ Diego Costa
🌕45′ Thomas
🌕55′ Alex Sandro
⚽78′ Jose Gimenez 1 – 0
⚽83′ Diego Godin 2 – 0

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Preview

Atletico Madrid and Juventus will luck horns for the first time in the first leg of UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 on Wednesday at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Both teams having teams having mouth watering records of reaching the UEFA Champions League finals but without ever winning it (Juventus 7times, Atletico Madrid 3).

Atletico Madrid’s Stadium Wanda Metropolitano will be hosting the UEFA Champions League final im May and that will serve as an extra motivation for the Spanish side, who would, if they make it to the finals  Love to play at home.

Team News 

Sami Khedira is out of contention after being left behind by Juventus due to irregular heartbeat and Juan Cuadrado who has been out since December will also miss the game but Juan Cuadrado might return after missing the game against Frosinone.

Diego Costa is back in contention after featuring in the 1 – 0 victory over Rayo Vallecano and Lucas Hernandez might also return after missing a game.

Head To Head Stats 

  • Atlético Madrid have met Juventus seven times previously in European competition, although five of those matches were played in the Fairs Cup in the 1960s. In fact, Juventus’ last victory against Atlético Madrid dates back to June 1965 in a Fairs Cup semi-final second-leg replay (3-1)
  • Atlético Madrid and Juventus’ only previous Champions League encounter was in the 2014/15 group stages. Only one goal was scored in the two matches, an Arda Turan winner for Atlético at their home stadium of Vicente Calderón
  • Atlético Madrid are unbeaten in the Champions League against Italian opposition under manager Diego Simeone (W4 D2). In those six games, they have only conceded one goal, by Kaká in a 4-1 win against AC Milan in March 2014
  • Atlético Madrid have reached the Champions League knockout stages in five of their six campaigns under manager Diego Simeone. The only exception was last season when they finished third in their Champions League group and went on to win the Europa League
  • Atlético Madrid are unbeaten in their last 12 home games in the Champions League knockout stages (W7 D5). In fact, they’ve only conceded one goal in their last 10 matches at home in the knockout phase, an Isco strike for Real Madrid in May 2017
  • Only Atlético Madrid (6) have conceded fewer shots on target from inside their own box than Juventus (9) in this season’s Champions League
  • Juventus have won four of their last five away games in the knockout stages of the Champions League (D1). Their last defeat dates back to March 2016 in the last-16 second leg against Bayern Munich
  • Antoine Griezmann has scored or assisted a goal in each of his six Champions League games at the Wanda Metropolitano (6 goals, 3 assists). This season, he’s been directly involved in six of Atlético Madrid’s nine Champions League goals (67%), with four goals and two assists – that’s the highest ratio among the 16 teams left in the competition
  • Paulo Dybala has scored six goals in his last seven Champions League appearances, that’s more than in his previous 24 appearances in the competition with Juventus (5 goals). All 11 of his goals in the competition have come with his left foot
  • Juventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo has scored only one goal in his last eight Champions League games; he’d found the net 11 times in his eight previous games. He has failed to score in four of his last five UCL games against Atlético Madrid.
  • Massimiliano Allegri has reached the knockout stages in each of his nine campaigns as manager in the Champions League. He was a beaten finalist in two of the last four seasons with Juventus.

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