Preview: The stats are stacked up against Juve

Juventus would have to break a lot of records in their bid to secure a passage into the quarter-finals, considering the statistics are against them ahead of the Atletico Madrid clash.

The return leg will take place in Turin tonight at 20.00 GMT, with the first leg ending 2-0 in favour of the Spaniards.

And most of the statistics indicate it would be a tough night for Allegri’s men in their quest of landing “the big ear” for the first time since 1996.

Past Records

The Turin based club have been eliminated in the last five occasions they lost the first leg of a European Cup or Champions League tie by 2-0.

And the task to overturn a two-goal deficit against a Diego Simeone tutored side makes it even tougher considering their defensive record under him.

Maurizio Sarri, Juventus

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Diego Simeone’s men have one of the best defensive records in the competition having kept five consecutive clean sheets in the Champions League.

However, they will be consoled by the fact Borussia Dortmund bridged their defence four times back in October 2018.

Past meetings

Juventus have faced Atletico Madrid three times and are yet to score a single goal, as they lost both away fixtures 1-0 in October 2014 and 2-0 last month.

According to Football Italia, the only previous encounter in Turin ended 0-0 in the Champions League group phase in December 2014.

Atleti are unbeaten since a 3-1 La Liga match at home to Real Madrid on February 9, followed by five straight competitive wins, all of them with clean sheets.


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