Atletico Madrid coach Simeone ahead of Juventus showdown: Enough talk!


With Atletico making little effort to look for the away goal that could have changed the complexion of the tie, Juventus continued to press forward. It was a very hard team to play but we showed that we were a very big team. It resulted in a clumsy clip of the heels by Angel Correa in the Atletico box, a challenge typical of a forward trying to dig in and defend, the outcome never in doubt. "We will try to take the match in the direction we want it to go".

The Ghanaian was booked for a reckless challenge on Juventus Paulo Dybala just on the stroke of half time during the first leg making it his third bookings of the Champions League campaign.

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini, making his 500th appearance for the Italian champions, had the ball in the net after four minutes following a goalmouth scramble but it was disallowed for foul by Ronaldo on goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

That miss was punished four minutes after the restart when goal-line technology ruled Oblak failed to keep out another Ronaldo header, Joao Cancelo this time providing the cross.

"Ronaldo played a good match, he is used to this type of match", Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said.

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Now for Juventus! As expected, Ronaldo is in attack!

Juve are yet to lose in 27 league games to date this season, and the defeat in Madrid came amid a run of five successive domestic victories.

In his place, they have Alvaro Morata, dripping with footballing narrative, ready to score a crucial goal against a former employer in the Champions League once again. Leonardo Spinazzola makes his debut at the back!

Juventus was runner-up in the Champions League in 2015 and 2017. It shocked the fans inside Wanda Metropolitano.