Juventus vs Atletico Madrid Playerzpot Prediction | Champions League Match Preview | Fantasy Team & Team News
Atletico Madrid won it in the last quarter of the first leg to bring a 2-0 lead to the Allianz Stadium. Two unexpected players stunned Juventus when Jimenez and Godin scored for the Spanish team. The match was tightly fought but those goals have changed the whole complexion of the game and Juventus have a tough task at hand in the second leg.
Juventus will have to give absolutely everything to go through to the next stage. The Italian club knows that if Atletico Madrid managed to score an away goal at the Allianz Stadium, it would be too big a feat to achieve. Simeone’s Atletico are known for having the best defensive organisation across Europe and Juventus will have to really fire on all cylinders to turn around this tie.
Understandably, Juventus will depend on their best player Cristiano Ronaldo to do the damage and take them through. Ronaldo has a history of tormenting Atletico Madrid from his time in Spain and the Portuguese superstar will hope to repeat his heroics and help his team. Dybala and Mandzukic are two other players who have the quality to make a difference in crucial moments.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid will come with a clear game plan knowing that they will have to absorb the initial pressure of the Italian team and look to hit them on the counter. This is a style which they have perfected under Diego Simeone and they don’t need to tweak it for this game.
Match Details – Competition – Champions League, Round of 16 | Venue – Allianz Stadium, Turin | Date & Time – 13th March, 01:30 AM IST
Probable Playing XIs
Juventus – Szczesny; Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, De Sciglio; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala; Mandzukic, Ronaldo
Atletico Madrid – Oblak; Arias, Savic, Gimenez, Juanfran; Correa, R.Hernandez, Saul, Koke; Griezmann, Morata
Fantasy picks from Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo | Mario Mandzukic | Pjanic | Dybala
Fantasy picks from Atletico Madrid
Gimenez | Antoine Griezmann | Koke | Oblak