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.
Match Day 2 action sees Juventus host leverkusen while Atletico travel to Russia to face Locomotiv Moscow.
JUVENTUS VS LEVERKUSEN
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.
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
Juventus to win
Juventus over 1.5 team goals
Cristiano Ronaldo anytime goal scorer
LOCOMOTIV MOSCOW VS ATLETICO MADRID
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.
Locomotiv will be without the services of services of BorisRotenberg 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