The Italian Champions, Juventus face an uphill task when they host Atletico Madrid for the second leg in the round-of-16 in the Champions League. Juventus have to overturn a two-goal deficit against the Spanish giants in the upcoming match. While the visitors will go ahead with a defensive approach to see this must-win game through. Both the sides will battle it out in the Allianz Arena, Turin and only one team will make their way in the quarter-finals.
Juventus find themselves at a tricky position as there are trailing the two-leg fixture by two goals. They would be hoping to turn around the tie in front of their home crowd when they take on Atletico Madrid. Having lost the first leg, the hosts will depend on their ace striker Cristiano Ronaldo in the upcoming contest. Without an away goal, they will have to toil hard in the second leg against a disciplined backline of Atletico Madrid. The Italian giants have to play out of their skin if they want to score at least two goals to level the scoreline.
Atletico Madrid was successful in frustrating the Italian champions in the first leg at Wanda Metropolitano. The match was neck-to-neck until Jose Giminez, and Diego Godin scored in the dying minutes to give the Los Rojiblancos a 2-0 lead. Atletico Madrid must be thanking their stars for this precious victory against an attacking powerhouse. The visitors would be eyeing for the same kind of dominant performance when they visit the Old Lady tonight.
Date: Wednesday, 13th March 2019
Time: 01:30 AM IST
Venue: Allianz Arena, Turin, Italy
League: Champions League
Live Telecast: Sony Network
Online Streaming: Sonyliv (Website, App)
- Juan Cuadrado is ruled out due to an injury while Douglas Costa will return from his injury.
- Sami Khedira is also unavailable due to a heart problem.
- Alex Sandro has been suspended for this crucial fixture.
- Diego Godin is doubtful following his muscular injury.
- While Lucas Hernandez and Filipe Luis have been ruled out.
- Morata can lineup with Griezmann as Diego Costa is suffering from an injury.
- Thomas Partey has been suspended for this crunch game.
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