Club Atlético de Madrid will aim to kick-start their Group A campaign against Juventus at the Vicente Calderón, a stadium that has become a fortress for them in Europe.
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Beaten at Olympiacos FC on matchday one, Club Atlético de Madrid will hope for better when they host Juventus in the clubs' first ever meeting.
• Atlético won five and drew one of their six home fixtures in last season's UEFA Champions League.
• Overall they have won 17 of their last 19 games at the Vicente Calderón in UEFA competition. The only defeat was a 2-0 loss to FC Rubin Kazan in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 in February 2013.
• Atlético's home record against teams from Italy is W6 D0 L3, including a 4-1 victory against AC Milan in last season's round of 16.
• Juventus began their Group A campaign with a 2-0 home success against Malmö FF.
• They took just one point from their three away matches in last term's UEFA Champions League, but then won three of four away fixtures in the UEFA Europa League.
• Real Madrid CF were among their group stage opponents in 2013/14. Juve lost 2-1 in the Spanish capital and drew 2-2 in Turin.
• Juventus's record in Spain is W3 D4 L14. Their record in Madrid is W2 D0 L5.
• Giorgio Chiellini is the only survivor of their last victory in Spain – 2-0 at Real Madrid in the 2008/09 group stage.
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• Diego Simeone spent eight seasons in Serie A, playing for Pisa Calcio (1990–92, 55 Serie A appearances/6 goals), FC Internazionale Milano (1997–99; 57/11) and SS Lazio (1999–2003, 90/15).
• Simeone helped Juventus lift the Serie A title in May 2002 when he scored for Lazio in a 4-2 final-day win over his former club Inter that allowed the Bianconeri to leapfrog the Nerazzurri at the summit.
• His playing record against Juventus was W4 D2 L1.
• As Calcio Catania coach in 2010/11, Simeone's side scored two late goals (81, 90+5) to rescue a 2-2 draw away to Juventus.
• As Milan coach, Massimiliano Allegri won one of 12 matches against Spanish clubs in the UEFA Champions League – a 2-0 first-leg success against FC Barcelona in the 2012/13 round of 16 (2-4 aggregate).
• His record away to Spanish opposition with Milan was W0 D1 L5.
• Juve's Álvaro Morata was a 79th-minute substitute in Real Madrid's 4-1 UEFA Champions League final win over Atlético in May. He played in four Madrid derbies overall (W3 L1).
• Morata spent two years in Atlético's youth ranks from the age of 12 and was a ball boy at the Vicente Calderón. He moved on to Getafe CF and then Madrid (37 Liga appearances, 10 goals).
• Tiago made 42 Serie A outings for Juventus (2007–10).
• Diego Godín's goal earned Uruguay the 1-0 win over Italy that eliminated the Azzurri from the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Also playing were Cristian Rodríguez and Martín Cáceres (Uruguay); Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Barzagli, Chiellini, Andrea Pirlo and the red-carded Claudio Marchisio (Italy).
• Paul Pogba, Patrice Evra and Antoine Griezmann helped France beat Koke and Raúl García's Spain 1-0 in a friendly on 4 September.
• In two seasons with Torino FC (2012–14), Alessio Cerci lost all four derbies against Juventus.
• At Athletic Club, Fernando Llorente faced Atlético 13 times (W5 D1 L7), scoring five goals. His last appearance against the Rojiblancos came in the 2012 UEFA Europa League final (0-3).
• Cáceres played in Spain for RC Recreativo de Huelva, Barcelona and Sevilla FC and faced Atlético seven times (W3 D2 L2).
• Mario Mandžukić scored in FC Bayern München's 2-0 UEFA Champions League quarter-final victory at Juventus in 2012/13 (4-0 aggregate).
• Simeone returns to the touchline after serving a suspension on matchday one.
• Saúl Ñíguez and Raúl Jiménez scored their first goals for the club on Saturday as Atlético won 4-0 at home to a Sevilla FC side that had begun level at the top of the table.
• Mario Mandžukić returned to action on Saturday after breaking his nose against Olympiacos.
• The 1-0 victory against UD Almería on 24 September was Simeone's 100th win as Atlético coach, a milestone he reached in 156 games. Only Ricardo Zamora and Luis Aragonés had previously achieved the feat.
• The fixture in Almeria was Juanfran's 300th in the Spanish top flight.
• Miranda scored his third Liga goal of the campaign against Almería. He managed two league goals in each of the two previous seasons.
• Cristian Rodríguez has been out since 8 September because of a thigh injury.
• Eight of Atlético's 11 league goals this season have come from set pieces.
• Roberto Pereyra is available after serving a one-game ban on matchday one. He was sent off in former club Udinese Calcio's UEFA Europa League play-off at FC Slovan Liberec in August 2013.
• Carlos Tévez took his tally to six goals in his last four outings with a double in Saturday's 3-0 win at Atalanta BC.
• Álvaro Morata completed the scoring with his first goal for the club.
• The Turin club have won 12 successive league matches since a 2-0 defeat by SSC Napoli on 30 March.
• Tévez landed the decisive blow as Juventus defeated Milan 1-0 at San Siro on 20 September.
• Tévez was rested four days later for the visit of AC Cesena as the Old Lady became the first side in Serie A history to win their opening four matches without conceding.
• Arturo Vidal was on target twice in the 3-0 triumph over Cesena. His opener was his first goal in the Italian top flight since 2 February.
• That result stretched Juventus's sequence of Serie A home victories to 21, equalling the record set by Torino FC between 1947 and 1948. The last team to avoid defeat at the Juventus Stadium was Cagliari Calcio (1-1) in May 2013 when the Bianconeri had already secured the Scudetto.
• Andrea Pirlo (hip) and Andrea Barzagli (Achilles) are yet to play this season.
• Martín Cáceres went off 35 minutes into the Milan game with a thigh injury.