Champions League: Juventus close to losing £100m after Atletico Madrid defeat

Champions League: Juventus close to losing £100m after Atletico Madrid defeat

- Champions League midweek clash saw Italian champions Juventus lose 2-0 to Atletico Madrid

- The defeat puts them at a risk of crashing out of this season's European championship despite having Ronaldo in their squad

- They could also lose close to £100m as the value of their club after the loss tumbled at the stock market

Juventus are on the verge of crashing out of this season's Champions League after suffering 2-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, February 20.

Two second half goals from Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin handed the Spanish League advantage going into the second leg in Italy next month.

SunSport however report that the Serie A giants' value on the stock market fell over a staggering £100 million.

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At the blast of final whistle, the club's share price dropped a whopping 11.11 per cent - meaning their worth dropped by the hefty figure based on Forbes' last valuation of £1,127m.

The Old Lady signed Cristiano Ronaldo last summer and their profile was boosted and their hope of winning the Champions League rose.

But their dream of lifting the title anytime soon might have suffered a set back with the 2-0 defeat in Spain earlier this week.

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Juve won their second ever Champions League title in 1996 and have also reached the final in two of the last four years but crashed out to Barcelona and Real Madrid.

They will hope they can overturn the result when both sides clash for the second leg of the meeting in March.

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One of his most significant contributions came after the game when he reminded the media of his five winners' medals in the competition.

Legit.ng earlier reported that 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.

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