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Honours even for Juventus and Atlético

Published: Tuesday 9 December 2014, 22.41CET
Juventus 0-0 Club Atlético de Madrid
The home side had a scare when Gabi hit the post from a corner but the Italian champions did enough to seal progress as Atleti topped Group A.
by Paolo Menicucci
from Juventus Stadium

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Match statistics

JuventusAtlético

Goals scored0
 
0
Possession (%)68
 
32
Total attempts11
 
6
on target4
 
3
off target3
 
2
blocked4
 
1
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
3
Offsides1
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
15
Fouls suffered15
 
14
Passes680
 
241
completed646
 
204

Standings

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Last updated: 25/06/2015 17:51 CET
 
Published: Tuesday 9 December 2014, 22.41CET

Honours even for Juventus and Atlético

Juventus 0-0 Club Atlético de Madrid
The home side had a scare when Gabi hit the post from a corner but the Italian champions did enough to seal progress as Atleti topped Group A.

Juventus halt Atlético's five-match winning run to join their opponents in the last 16
Gabi comes closest to scoring, hitting the woodwork from a corner
Juventus stretch their unbeaten streak to ten home games in UEFA competition
Diego Simeone's side have gone 476 minutes without conceding
Round of 16 draw takes place in Nyon at 12.00CET on 15 December

Club Atlético de Madrid held Juventus to a goalless draw to secure first place in Group A, a result that also took the Italian title holders into the UEFA Champions League round of 16.

The visitors were quickest out of the blocks, showing Juventus that they did not come to Turin solely for the point they needed to clinch top spot. Only a wonderful save by Gianluigi Buffon from Koke prevented the Spanish champions from taking an early lead after Mario Mandžukić found the midfielder unmarked on the left.

Miguel Ángel Moyà was also up to the task when Fernando Llorente got a feather of a touch just in front of him following a dangerous Paul Pogba cross. Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri said on the eve of the game that Atlético are a team that usually make their opponents play poorly, and his side's struggle to find space in the first half confirmed his words.

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Fernando Llorente rues a rare miss for Juve

Mandžukić, always pressing Juventus creator Andrea Pirlo when Juventus were in possession, was key in this sense and Atlético were dangerous again before the interval when Mario Suárez tested Buffon from distance.

Atlético went close again early into the second period when Gabi hit the post directly from a corner, while at the other end Moyà dived well to palm wide a dangerous shot by Arturo Vidal from the edge of the box. The Atlético goalkeeper was soon in action again, repelling a powerful strike by Pogba.

Requiring victory by a two-goal margin to finish first in the pool, Juventus continued to attack but Atlético's defensive wall was impenetrable and the Bianconeri had to settle for the point they needed to reach the last 16. Once again, Simeone's men proved how difficult they are to beat.

Last updated: 29/05/15 4.34CET

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Lineups

juventus

Juventus

atlético

Atlético

1
BuffonGianluigi Buffon (GK) (C)
1
MoyàMiguel Ángel Moyà (GK)
3
ChielliniGiorgio Chiellini
2
GodínDiego Godín
6
PogbaPaul Pogba
3
SiqueiraGuilherme Siqueira
Yellow Card37
10
TévezCarlos Tévez
4
Mario SuárezMario Suárez
Yellow Card26
14
LlorenteFernando Llorente
6
KokeKoke
19
BonucciLeonardo Bonucci
8
Raúl GarcíaRaúl García
21
PirloAndrea Pirlo
9
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
23
VidalArturo Vidal
Yellow Card22
10
Arda TuranArda Turan
26
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
14
GabiGabi (C)
33
EvraPatrice Evra
20
JuanfranJuanfran
37
PereyraRoberto Pereyra
24
GiménezJosé María Giménez

Substitutes

30
StorariMarco Storari (GK)
13
OblakJan Oblak (GK)
5
OgbonnaAngelo Ogbonna
5
TiagoTiago
7
PepeSimone Pepe
7
GriezmannAntoine Griezmann
9
MorataÁlvaro Morata
17
Saúl ÑíguezSaúl Ñíguez
12
GiovincoSebastian Giovinco
18
GámezJesús Gámez
20
PadoinSimone Padoin
21
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
38
MattielloFederico Mattiello
22
CerciAlessio Cerci

Coach

Massimiliano Allegri (ITA) Diego Simeone (ARG)

Referee

William Collum (SCO)

Assistant referees

Damien MacGraith (IRL), Graham Chambers (SCO)

Fourth official

Alastair Mather (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

Bobby Madden (SCO), Kevin Clancy (SCO)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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