Atletico Madrid and Juventus meet on Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League Group A fixture at Madrid's Vicente Calderon Stadium. In the opening match of group play, Juventus scored a 2-0 win over Malmo and Atletico Madrid fell to Olympiakos, 3-2.
Juventus' attack has been led by Carlos Tevez, who scored both of Juve's goals in the team's opening Champions League group stage match. In league play, Juventus holds the top spot in Serie A on goal differential, giving Massimiliano Allegri's club the tie-breaker over AS Roma. Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, sits at No. 5 spot in La Liga with three wins and two losses.
In last year's Champions League, Juventus failed to advance past the group stage while Atletico Madrid finished as the runner-up to Real Madrid.
How to watch
Match time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Live stream: You can watch the match online here.
TV coverage: ESPN2, Fox Soccer Plus
Atletico Madrid facts
Last year's second-place finish in the Champions League tied Atletico Madrid's best finish in the tournament. They also finished in second in the 1973-74 tournament.
While Atletico Madrid has never won the Champions League, it has won six other European titles in its history.
Diego Costa, who led Atletico in scoring during last year's Champions League, left for Chelsea on the transfer market.
In league play, Miranda is Atletico Madrid's leading scorer with three goals.
Last season, Atletico Madrid won its tenth La Liga title. It was the first league championship under manager Diego Simeone.
Juventus has won the Champions League twice, most recently in 2003, and runners-up in the tournament five times.
The Italian side is 5-0-0 in Serie A this season, outscoring opponents 10-0.
Arturo Vidal and Carlos Tevez both have two goals this season.
Massimiliano Allegri is in his first year leading Juventus. Allegri is the fourth manager for the club since 2010.
Juventus has nine European titles in its history, including two European Cup/Champions League titles.
- Josh Sanchez