The match is over.
The Old Lady of Italy travel to Madrid to take on the Rojiblancos in the first game of Group D of this season’s Champions League.
Atletico are unbeaten at home against Juventus and have had a great start to their season, winning all three of their opening La Liga games so far.
ATLETICO TO SCORE OVER 1.5 GOALS
Cristiano Ronaldo fired in four goals against Lithuania during the international beak and once again proved that he is the main goal scoring threat for club and country, and that could be why the bookies expect him to find the net again.
RONALDO TO SCORE FIRST
Both these teams have a well-stocked arsenal of firepower to call on in the attacking areas of the field after both boasting impenetrable defences in the past. The philosophy of both sides has changed recently from defence first to all-out attack and we could see goals in this one.
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE
Atletico will want to kick start their Champions League campaign with a home win and will confident of being able to take the game to Juventus.
GAME TO END 2-1
Head to Head
These two sides last met in the Round of 16 of last season’s Champions League in the spring. Diego Simeone’s side won their home game 2-0, however the Bianconeri turned the tie around in Turin when a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick put the Old Lady through to the next round. Atletico have the better of the recent head to head between the two teams. They have won two of their last four meetings against Juventus, drawing once and losing once.
The match to end in an Atletico win.
Atletico splashed out the big bucks this summer in bringing Portuguese starlet Joao Felix from Benfica for around €125m to replace Antoine Griezmann who joined Barcelona. The Rojiblancos currently sit on top of La Liga and are in good form ahead of this one.
For Juventus, this is the first big test for new Coach Maurizio Sarri on the biggest stage, the former Napoli and Chelsea boss was brought in to guide the Old Lady to lifting the Champions League while playing an attractive style of football.
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