Ongoing games & upcoming games:
Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus
Atletico Madrid begin their 2019-20 Champions League campaign against the same opponents which ended their bid for last season’s crown at the last-16 stage.
Juventus head into Wednesday’s showdown at Wanda Metropolitano having been held to a goalless draw by Fiorentina at the weekend.
With Atletico sitting ahead of each of Real Madrid and Barcelona in the La Liga standings, Diego Simeone will be satisfied with how his much-changed team have started the new season.
Nevertheless, the Argentine would have been disappointed to see his side lose out 2-0 to Real Sociedad at the weekend, especially on the back of needing to overturn a two-goal deficit to get the better of Eibar in front of their own supporters.
Atletico still remain in second position in the table, just a point adrift of Sevilla, but there is little doubt that they must make improvements in order to register a positive result against Juventus.
That applies to all areas of the pitch, despite the likes of Kieran Trippier and Joao Felix both continuing to impress since their summer moves from Tottenham Hotspur and Benfica respectively.
However, Juventus will arrive in Spain also aware that they still need to go through a few more gears in order to repeat their success of previous seasons.
A return of seven points from their first three Serie A fixtures is a respectable return, especially when considering the dramatic showdown with Napoli at the end of August.
Nevertheless, failing to find the back of the net at Fiorentina and a mounting injury list has only given Maurizio Sarri more food for thought ahead of facing the La Liga giants.
Sarri will also want to see more from Cristiano Ronaldo, who has contributed just one goal this season ahead of his return to Madrid, a city where he spent nine hugely successful years with Real.
Atletico Madrid form: WWWL
Juventus form: WWD
|September 21, 2019|
|Juventus||4:00 PM||Hellas Verona|
|September 24, 2019|
|September 14, 2019|
|Fiorentina||0 - 0||Juventus|
|August 31, 2019|
|Juventus||4 - 3||SSC Napoli|