Juventus advances to knockout round with scoreless draw vs. Atlético
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus progressed to the knockout stage of the Champions League as it drew 0-0 at home to already qualified Atletico Madrid, which goes through as group winner.
Juventus, which was eliminated in the final group match last season by Galatasaray, needed just a point to qualify although victory by two goals or more would have seen it leapfrog Atletico into top spot.
The home side dominated possession but struggled to create clear-cut scoring opportunities and took almost an hour to first test Atletico goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya.
Atletico, which was content to soak up the pressure and hit Juventus on the counter, had the best of the chances and also hit the post.
Olympiakos finished third in Group A, a point behind Juventus, with a 4-2 win over Malmo.