UCL 2019: Juventus vs Atletico Madrid 1-0

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UCL 2019 Juventus vs Atletico Madrid Highlights – An excellent free-kick from Paulo Dybala gave Juventus a Champions League win over Atletico Madrid and guaranteed the Italian side with a top spot in the Group D which consists of Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotive Moscow. Juventus went into this game having already secured promotion to the next round. The free-kick from the Argentine forward found its way into the net after striking the crossbar. It was a very tight angle but Dybala managed to get the ball in the right space.

ucl 2019 juventus vs atletico madrid highlights

UCL 2019 Juventus vs Atletico Madrid Highlights – Juventus now sits at 13 points in the group stage, 6 points clear from their competition with just one game left from the group stage. Substitute Federico Bernardeschi also hit the post for the Serie A leaders. Atletico remains second but has a must-win game against Lokomotiv next month. Atletico has been one of the most successful sides in recent Champions League history. Having finished runners-up in 2014 and 2016, they are on seven points, one ahead of Bayer Leverkusen after the German side kept alive their hopes of qualifying with a 2-0 away win against Lokomotiv.

UCL 2019 Juventus vs Atletico Madrid Highlights

A fine piece of defending from the recently signed defender, Matthijs de Ligt denied Atletico with the substitute of Angel Correa with former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, heading the ball wide from the resulting corner.

UCL 2019 Juventus vs Atletico Madrid Highlights – Cristiano Ronaldo played the entire 90 minutes of this match after being rested from their clash against Atalanta in the Serie A which they won 3-1. Ronaldo was recently troubled with a knee problem and didn’t make much impact. His injury meant that he avoided taking any free-kicks and hurt himself as he kicked the corner flag while trying to keep the ball in play.

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In the post-match conference, Atletico midfielder, Koke said, “The team is often criticized for playing badly and winning but this time we played well and didn’t win. It was frustrating as we were able to create chances but couldn’t score.”

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UCL 2019 Juventus vs Atletico Madrid Highlights – Atletico created better chances despite having less possession. At the end of the day, it was that half time strike from Dybala which made them the winner. Juventus has landed out of the Champions League quarter-final phase in both the past two seasons and is now aiming to win the tournament for the first time since 1996.

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