Champions League first matchday of the group stage is exciting. Yesterday we saw a very entertaining match between Barcelona and Dortmund. Today we have two central events one in Paris and another in Madrid.
Juventus and Atletico will face each other in Madrid. There are lots of updates in both teams after the summer transfer window, and today we will preview the game.
Cristiano Ronaldo is ready for a new season of Champions League
Most fans believe that the Champions League is unique for Ronaldo. Forward has most of the records of the tournament and is the top scorer with 126 goals. Cristiano Ronaldo won four champions league with Real Madrid, and three of those trophies were consecutive. By that way, Cristiano Ronaldo is a part of a historical achievement.
According to Sarri, Ronaldo is fully ready for clash against Atletico. Cristiano was the main man against Atletico last year. Teams played a match for 1/8 knockout stage, and Juventus advanced to the next round. Atletico Madrid won the first game at home 2-0. Everyone thought that Atletico was almost in the next round. Ronaldo had a magical night in Turin and scored a hattrick.
Sarri is not satisfied with results
Juventus has a new coach. Sarri joined the club this summer after replacing Allegri. As we know, club owners want to achieve more and win the Champions League trophy after so many fails in final matches. Juventus failed in final games of Champions League twice in the last six years.
Sarri met with journalists and talked about the positive things. Italian coach mentioned that the club is back in a mood where they thoroughly enjoy playing football. Sarri talked about both center backs, DeLight and Bonucci. So, both center defenders will be in the starting lineup.
Atletico may face new challenges
Before Saturday, Atletico was the leader of La Liga. Real Madrid and Barcelona could not start domestic league successfully, so Simeone’s team got all possible points. Unfortunately, Atletico lost the first match of the season on Saturday. Madrid players had away match in San Sebastian and conceded two goals from Real Sociedad.
Despite the first loss, Simeone is happy with the team. During the press conference, the coach said that Atletico’s defense should be afraid of Cristiano Ronaldo. Simeone praised Cristiano and said that Portuguese is a real tiger in the penalty area.
Atletico is with the full squad as they don’t have injuries. Simeone may start the match with Diego Costa and Joao Felix in the attack.
On the other hand, Juventus lost Douglas Costa for a few weeks. Brazilian winger can’t help team for the next two weeks so that he won’t be available for Atletico.