Juventus’ fate lies on the hope of a stunning comeback as they plot to turn things the wrong way for Diego Simeone’s side following a 2-0 trail as they host Atletico Madrid in Turin.
Juventus relish a sumptuous current form having scored at least three goals in their last four competitive home games and lost only once in their last 17 home matches.
The Zebras have lost only two of their 18 Champions League home games.
Atletico Madrid, well known for concrete defensive capability, will be hoping to stop Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo who has netted 22 goals and assisted eight in 30 competitive matches against Diego Simeone’s men.
However, the Los Colchoneros will be a hard nut to crack as they have won all their last five competitive matches without conceding a goal and are unbeaten in three away Champions League matches against Italian sides without conceding a goal.
Italian veteran defender Andrea Barzagli misses the match due to a muscle injury as counterpart Mattia De Sciglio nurses a groin injury. Brazilian winger Douglas Costa is struggling with a thing injury as defender Alex Sandro is suspended for the match.
Juan Cuadrado and Sami Khedira add up to the absentees with Cuadrado nursing a knee injury while Khedira struggles with illness.
Cristiano Ronaldo has already scored 22 goals and assisted eight times in 30 competitive matches against Atletico Madrid. This makes him a threat in tonight’s clash.
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