The Turin club before the start of the duel with the Spaniards was considered as a favorite of the confrontation, and many people, including us, made a prediction on his victory in the first meeting. Nevertheless, Juventus not only lost, but also lost with an unpleasant 0:2 score. And the Italians failed shortly before the final whistle, conceding both goals in the last 12 minutes of the match.
It cannot be said that Atletico was surprised at the first meeting. The Madrid club under Simeon demonstrates excellent results not only in the national championship, but also in the Champions League. You can recall the finals of the prestigious tournament “mattress” in the seasons 2013/14 and 2015/16. Yes, and twice managed to win the Europa League in 2011/12 and 2017/18.
After the victory over Juventus, the Madrid club continued the series of “dry” victories in the championship. In the Example, Atletico defeated Villarreal (2:0), Real Sociedad (2:0) and Leganés (1:0).