Goals from Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin were enough to hand Atletico Madrid a 2-0 victory in an entertaining first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Juventus.
Before the game, there have being lots of speculations about the team to progress into the next round due to the defensive prowess of both sides.
The game was interesting for neutrals as both teams had an end to end attack throughout the game but only one winner emerged at the end of the day.
Gimenez got the first goal in the 78th-minute as he bounced on a corner to drill home the opener, before Diego Godin’s strike in the aftermath of a free-kick five minutes later deflected in off former Real Madrid man Cristiano Ronaldo.
Alvaro Morata had earlier been denied a goal against his old club by VAR, while Juve’s best chance saw a Ronaldo free-kick tipped over by Jan Oblak in the first 10 minutes.
The Serie A champions looked on course to take a goalless draw back to Turin until Atleti, who will have Diego Costa and Thomas Partey suspended for the return trip, snared the victory.