Atletico Madrid vs Juventus: European fate in the hands of two No.7s
The Wanda Metropolitano hosts an enormous game on Wednesday night, with 20 February having been set apart in red on the date-books at Atletico Madrid for quite a while as Juventus visit the Spanish capital.
Both the Spaniards and Italians have their own very defined styles of football and this will be an intense and unforgiving two-legged tie, which will be played like a chess coordinate.
Griezmann and Ronaldo, of course, will be the focus of attention. The Frenchman has 18 goals and eight assists, while Cristiano Ronaldo boasts 21 goals and 11 assists. They are two of Europe’s most decisive players and will play a big part in the outcome of both legs.
The thorn of Antoine Grizmann
In this current Atletico side, with Alvaro Morata being a recent arrival and Diego Costa needing to get up to speed after surgery on his foot, their greatest goal danger is Antoine Griezmann and they are reliant on him.
The Champions League is an obsession for the player, especially since his penalty miss in the 2016 last as Atletico fell again because of Real Madrid, who at that point had Cristiano Ronaldo in their positions.
Griezmann has matured since then, though, and he carried France to World Cup glory in Russia, demonstrating that he realizes how to lead a triumphant team.
Ronaldo has proven countless times that he is capable of the very same, and he will need to proceed with his keep running of back to back Champions League crowns in Turin this season.
European silverware is Juventus’ ultimate goal this season, having fallen short in two recent finals, and Ronaldo is viewed as the man to convey it.