UCL: Juventus vs Atletico Madrid Preview

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Juventus have all to do in the second leg of their last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid, with the Italian giants facing the possibility of an early Champions League exit.

The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo was meant to inspire Juventus to finally win the Champions League that they have desired for long. Late goals from Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin saw Diego Simeone’s Atletico side win convincingly in the Spanish capital, and Max Allegri now needs a near-miracle in Italy to turn this tie around.

Probable line-ups

Atletico XI: Oblak, Juanfran, Godin, Gimenez, Luis, Koke, Rodri, Saul, Lemar, Morata, Griezmann

Juventus XI: Szczesny, Cancelo, Chiellini, Bonucci, De Sciglio, Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi, Dybala, Mandzukic, Ronaldo

Juventus will throw everything at Atleti – and you wouldn’t bet against Ronaldo scoring – but the Spanish side are unlikely to concede twice away from home in such a huge game.

Score prediction: Juventus 1-0 Atletico Madrid – Atletico to qualify


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