Atlético Madrid and Juventus have played just twice in their respective histories and the Spanish side have not lost either of those games. It was only back in 2014/15 when that two-legged group stage clash took place with Arda Turan scoring in the home tie to give Simeone’s side a 1-0 win. They drew the earlier encounter in that group in Turin.
What to expect?
Statsbomb have compiled the stats so you don’t have to. They say it will be a fairly defensive affair as you might expect. Despite Juventus’ massive summer outlay to bring in Cristiano Ronaldo, they have still been heavily reliant on their defence.
2. Atlético Madrid v Juventus— StatsBomb (@StatsBomb) December 17, 2018
Best xG difference in the group stage? Juventus.
Best xG against? Juventus
Third best xG against? Atlético
Big defensive match-up. pic.twitter.com/2IZQqNrSe9
When are the games on?
The first leg will be played at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on February 20 at 21:00 CET with the return leg two weeks later on the March 12 at 21:00.
Juventus have played 16 in Serie A and drawn just one of them with the other 15 games resulting in wins. That is a truly incredible first half to their year. They have come undone against Manchester United and Young Boys at home and away in the Champions League though, which might be a cause for concern, and at the very least proves they are beatable.
Atlético, on the other hand, have a better record in Europe with one draw, a loss and four wins. They also have just one loss in LaLiga but have seven draws too.