The Champions League is back at the Wanda Metropolitano with a bang! Atleti host Juventus in the first match of Group D, which also features Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow. The game is to be played at 9 pm CET and is to be officiated by Dutch referee Danny Makkelie.
Simeone’s men arrive at the European opener having won three of their four official matches this season, including both home clashes against Getafe and Eibar. Wednesday’s game will be the third time we host Juventus, against whom we won 1-0 at the Vicente Calderón and 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano. However, the last encounter between both sides took place this summer in Stockholm, when Atleti earned a 2-1 win in the ICC thanks to a João Félix brace.
Juventus, who currently sit third in the Serie A standings, have won the last eight Italian league titles. They’re their country’s most successful club and drew 0-0 at Fiorentina in their last match.
Our stadium will come alive as it hosts our spectacular Champions League debut.