Juventus have reached the final twice in the past five seasons – losing to Barcelona and Real Madrid – but have not won the European Cup since 1996. Juve actually lost twice in the group stages of this season’s competition, but a total of 12 points was enough for them to finish top of Group H ahead of Manchester United, who beat them in Turin.The Italian giants have won just 14 of the previous 32 UEFA ties where they lost the away first leg, while they have lost seven of their previous 16 two-legged ties against Spanish clubs in Europe. It would be a big ask to turn it around against any side at this level, let alone an Atletico team so strong at the back.
Atletico Madrid have won four of their five last-16 ties at this stage of the competition, while they have been victorious in four of their eight two-legged knockout encounters with Italian clubs. Juve were seen as the favourites ahead of the first leg, but a 2-0 advantage is huge heading into the second leg in Turin.Simeone’s side were thumped 4-0 by Borussia Dortmund in the group stages of this season’s Champions League, but that proved to be their only defeat, with a total of 13 points seeing them finish second in Group A.
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Juventus possible starting lineup:
Szczesny; Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, De Sciglio; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala, Mandzukic, Ronaldo
Atletico possible starting lineup:
Oblak; Juanfran, Godin, Gimenez, Luis; Koke, Rodri, Saul, Lemar; Griezmann, Morata