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‘It’s like a final’ – Atletico meet Juve in a battle of high stakes.

Massimiliano Allegri said Juventus never be scared of Atletico Madrid unless one of these teams their worst fears in this season’s Champions League are just about tobecome a reality .

“Those that have ambition are not afraid,“ Allegri said, after his side were drawn to play Atletico, with the first leg on Wednesday at the Wanda Metropolitano.

“It’s like a final, we cannot put a foot wrong,“ Atletico boss Diego Simeone said.

Both equally team have entered 12 European Cup finals between them , with last season’s game in Kiev the first in 5 years in which neither had showcased.There was understandable relief, as well as joy, when the Portugese switched sides last summer and now, there is belief. Ronaldo has not finished in single figures for goals in the Champions league since 2011.

As Lionel Messi said: “They already had a good team and now they have Cristiano Ronaldo.”

“We have to be wary of Atletico,“ Allegri said.

“And we have to find the right moment to score. It’s crucial that we get a goal there, otherwise qualification will be very difficult,“ he added.

World cup Winner Antoine Griezmann on UEFA:

 “It is a style I like, it makes us win,“ Antoine Griezmann told UEFA on Monday.

Winning a trophy on their own patch would be even better.

“It’s an extra motivation for us and for the fans. The road to get there will be tough but we’ll give it our all,“ World Cup winner Griezmann added.

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