Atletico Madrid beat Juventus 2-0 at home in the champions league round of 16 to boost their qualification to the quarter finals of this year’s competition.
It’s always easy on the eye but there is a lot to like about the way Atletico Madrid navigate ties. They are patient, play streetwise when they have to and efficient. They give little away over the two legs. Not the sort of team anyone would want to play over 180 minutes of football against. That makes the result tonight a terrible one for Juventus without doubt, but it would be silly for anyone to count them out. Juventus came from a 3-0 first leg home loss to Real Madrid last year. With that spirit and with Ronaldo in the side, nothing is impossible.