Atletico Madrid has a clean opportunity to take the vengeance of their last 16 stage defeat in the previous season against the same opponent – Juventus who will be opening their campaign of 2019-20 Champions League.
Meanwhile, Juventus witnessed a goalless draw against Fiorentina at Wanda Metropolitano on weekend.
Good news revolving around Juventus fanbase is Maurizio Sarri is all set to charge of his first game in the competition after recovering from pneumonia, but coming against Simeons’s tactically sound Madrid might give him a headache.
Koke led- Madrid sits on the top of the La Liga points table with three wins in four games while they faced an embarrassment losing against Real Sociedad (2-0) on Saturday.
While Juve was back with a goalless match against Fiorentina this weekend.
The match is set to begin at 8:00 PM.
The Champions League match will be played between Atletico Madridand Juventus at Wanda Metropolitano. The game will start at 08:00 PM (IST), on Wednesday, September 18.
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Atletico Madrid Team News:
Atletico is dealing with several injury concerns but the major one comes with Jan Oblak, after the Slovenian picked up a head injury at Real Sociedad.
Now Simeone will not rick his key goal-keeper, meaning Antonio Adan has a good chance to impress us against Juventus.
Other injury concerns are Thomas Partey (hamstring), Alvaro Morata (knee) and long-term absentee Sime Vrsaljko (knee).
Up ahead in the attack, Diego Costa is expected to walk parallel by Joao Felix in the absence of Morata.
No Partey means, summer signing Marcos Llorente will start as Atletico Madrid’s holding midfielder along with Saul Niguez,
Koke and Vitolo should be the two wide midfielders for Madrid.
Back is expected to have one chance with Mario Hermoso replacing Stefan Savic alongside the heart of the Atletico Madrid defense – Jose Gimenez
Renan Lodi and Kieran Trippier should be the two full-backs, with Santiago Arias missing out once again.