- Atletico Madrid vs Juventus' Champions League clash saw Diego Simeone's men cruise to 2-0 win at Wanda Metropolitan Stadium
- A goal each from Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin handed the hosts the victory in the first leg of their round of 16 encounter
- They will hope to seal their qualification when they travel to Italy next month for the second leg at Allianz Arena
Atletico Madrid are one leg through to the quarterfinal stage of this season's UEFA Champions League after beating Italian champions Juventus 2-0 at Estadio Wanda Metropolitanom on Wednesday.
The hosts needed two quick second half goals to ensure they coast to 2-0 victory in front of their home fans.
Diego Simeone's men took the lead for the first time in the meeting through Jose Gimenez in the 78th minute.
And seven minutes from time, Diego Godin doubled his side's lead to give them a two-goal advantage going into the second leg early next month.
The 33-year-old powered home a rebound from an Antoine Griezmann's free kick which was poorly defended by the visitors.
Meanwhile, both sides played a goalless draw in the first half of the meeting and the home team returned for the remainder of the game in top form.
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A couple of wasted chances from the two teams but Diego Costa's one-on-one miss earlier in the game could hardly be ignored.
The Spaniard received a superb pass and had beaten the last man but his final ball went just wide from the goal post.
Atletico were underdogs going into this meeting owing to the Cristiano Ronaldo's influence in the opposition team, but came out tops at the end of the meeting.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo was doubtful for Juventus' Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid after suffering a knock in training.
But the incident occurred on Tuesday, February 19, as the Bianconeri made final preparations for the match at the Wanda Metroplitano on Wednesday night.
Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri put his players through their paces at their Continassa base.
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