Spanish giants Atletico Madrid clashes with Italian giants Juventus in the first leg of the Champions round of 16 both sides keen to advance into to the last 8 of the Cup competition in an encounter that could go either way.
Atletico Madrid will be counting on the ever vibrant Wanda Metropolitano support to get the job done and sink the visiting Juventus side who wil come guns blazing and get a result in the tough fixture.
Diego Simeone charges head into the match buoyed by their 1-0 away over Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish La Liga away from home and more of the same will be much to the delight of the Argentine tactician in what will be an uphill task.
The home side head into the match in decent form having won three and lost two of their last five matches and their manager will be keen to see his side bag the crucial first-leg advantage.
Juventus travels to Spain hoping to upset a solid Atletico Madrid side and bag the crucial three points in what will prove to be an uphill task.
Juvetus head into the match buoyed by their recent 3-0 home win over Frosinone in the Italian Serie A as they continue to stamp their authority in Italian football at their backyard and pip a tight Atletico Madrid side.
Massimilano Allegri charges head into the match in decent form having won three, drawn one and lost one of their last five matches heading into the clash.
The home side will be seeking inspiration from French hitman Antoine Griezzmann to fire them past the vistors who will be counting on inform five timeplayer of the year Cristiano Ronaldo to get the goals upfront.
Head to Head
Atletico Madrid has won one and one draw has been registered between the two sides.