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MATCH PREVIEW: UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP D – Team news, Head to Head

Group D action of the UEFA champions league served a mouth watering tie on match Day one as Italian champions Juventus earned a creditable away draw at the Wanda metropolitano against Atletico Madrid while the other group encounter saw Locomotiv Moscow Pull an upset away to Bayern leverkusen as they left Germany with all three points.

Source: UEFA.COM

Match Day 2 action sees Juventus host leverkusen while Atletico travel to Russia to face Locomotiv Moscow.

JUVENTUS VS LEVERKUSEN

Italian champions Juventus will be brimming with confidence as they come into this encounter after their creditable draw against a dogged and spirited Atletico Madrid side. The host will look to march on and take control of this group by securing maximum points as they host Bayer Leverkusen and boost their chances of topping this group and ultimately secure early qualification.

Leverkusen come into this encounter knowing they need at least a result here if they’re to keep their slim hopes of qualification from this group alive at this early stage considering the opposition they face but the German side know they face an Herculean task against a Juventus team that are a strong force on home soil.

TEAM NEWS

Juventus are going to be without the trio Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia Perin and Mattia De Sciglio due to injuries while Leverkusen will be without the services of key man Leon Bailey.

HEAD TO HEAD

  • Juventus are unbeaten in all competitions this season
  • Leverkusen have won just 2 of their last 14 champions league outings

MATCH PREDICTIONS

  • Juventus to win
  • Juventus over 1.5 team goals
  • Cristiano Ronaldo anytime goal scorer

LOCOMOTIV MOSCOW VS ATLETICO MADRID

Locomotiv Moscow will be delighted with their opening day result away in Germany. The Russian outfit produced a masterclass result as they picked all three points after running out 2-1 winners. They however face another level of challenge as they take on Atleti and they will be looking to repeat the same feat to boost their chances of making it out of this group.

Atletico Madrid come into this game on the back of a superb fightback against Juventus at home. The Spanish side earned a creditable draw after producing a spirited performance to deny Juventus all three points after going 2 goals down. They now head to a difficult terrain as they face Russian side Locomotiv Moscow and they will be seeking all three points as they look to take top spot in the group.

TEAM NEWS

Locomotiv will be without the services of services of Boris Rotenberg Jefferson Farfan and Mikhail Lysov due to injuries while the due of Anton Miranchuk and Aleksei Miranchuk will both be unavailable for selection. Atleti on the other hand will be without the services of Sime Vrsaljko due to injuries while Alvaro Morata is expected to return to the side.

HEAD TO HEAD

  • Atleti have won 4 of their 6 trips to Russia drawing the other two
  • Atleti have lost just 3 of their last 23 European matches
  • Locomotiv have won just 5 of their last 13 European matches
  • Locomotiv have won 2 of their last 9 matches against Spanish opposition

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