JUVENTUS have a huge task on their hands if they are to keep their Champions League hopes alive this season.
The Bianconeri welcome Atletico Madrid to the Turin on Tuesday night as they look to turn around a 2-0 deficit from their last-16 first leg.
Late goals from Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez gave Diego Simeone’s men a commanding lead in the tie and they will be confident of getting the job done.
Juve seemingly have Serie A already sewn up and will be throwing everything at this game.
While they have won seven consecutive league titles, Europe’s top prize has eluded them since 1996.
Atletico have virtually sealed the runners-up spot in La Liga and are dreaming of making the final of the Champions League on their home ground – the Wanda Metropolitano.
Massimiliano Allegri’s men will have fresh legs for the game after he rotated most of the team for the win over Udinese on Friday.
They do have a trio of players missing though with Sami Khedira, Juan Cuadrado and Douglas Costa all likely to be sidelined.
Cristiano Ronaldo was an unused substitute on Friday and is set to start.
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Alex Sandro is suspended for the clash due to an accumulation of yellow cards.
Meanwhile, Atletico are without the suspended Thomas Partey, while captain Godin is a major doubt.
Simeone’s problems at left back also continue with the absence of Lucas Hernandez and Filipe Luis.
Forward Diego Costa has also been struggling with muscular problems and he could make way for former Juventus forward Alvaro Morata to start alongside Antoine Griezmann in attack.
This will be just the fourth meeting between these two sides, with Juve yet to beat Atleti.
After being paired in the group stage during the 2014-15 season, Arda Turan’s goal secured a win for Atletico at the Vicente Calderon.
Atletico travelled to Italy and left with a point after a goalless draw.
Predicted Juventus line-up: Szczesny, Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, De Sciglio, Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala; Mandzukic, Ronaldo