The defending champion of Italian Serie A, Juventus are sure to face one of the best defense teams in Europe at the present, Atletico Madrid, in the round of 16 of the European Champions League this season, as the results of the draw were announced by UEFA yesterday. Of course, the match will be interesting, considering that both teams are known to have the best defense in Europe. The legend of Juventus and also the Vice President, Pavel Nedved, considers Atletico Madrid to be a difficult opponent for the Bianconneri.
Juventus made it to the last 16 as group winners, although in their last parties they swept defeat with a final score of 1-2 from BSC Young Boys. While on the one hand, Atletico Madrid were only able to finish as runners-up, accompanying Borussia Dortmund who managed to become the group winners. Both Juventus and Atletico Madrid are the teams that have been known to have the best defenses in Europe in recent years, and interestingly the results of the last 16 round draw conducted by UEFA yesterday (17/12) brought these two teams together in that round.
Given the fact that these two clubs both hold the title as the best defense team, the Juventus v Atletico Madrid meeting in the last two 16 leg matches is predicted to be fierce. This is recognized by the legend and Vice President of Juventus, Pavel Nedved, but for now the most important thing is to qualify for the round of 16.
“The important thing is to qualify for the last 16, as Allegri said. We got the best team in the second pot. The final is still too far to think about. You need luck in this round, but we have a very strong team that can go forward and Italian teams should never be underestimated. ”
“Derbi CR7? Ronaldo is a person for the Champions League and he has shown this. We will depend on it but we also need another team. He is very strong and we certainly can get away. Atletico are very balanced and very difficult to deal with. They have a very strong defense and can give you problems with Griezmann and others. ”
“It will be two difficult matches, with very few goals and lots of balance,” told him to Sky Sport Italia.