Atletico Madrid defeated Juventus in the first leg of the round-of-16 of the Champions League, and it cost the Italian side more than £100 million!
Juventus failed to beat Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano in the first leg of the round-of-16 of the Champions League.
Gimenez and Godin were on target for Atletico as the host side clinched a late victory over Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo failed to penetrate the Atletico Madrid defence as the visitors left the Spanish capital goalless. The Portuguese forward was also involved in controversy during and after the game as he made mocking gestures towards the host side.
However, it has now been reported that Juventus lost more than just a game of football in Madrid.
The club lost more than 100 million euros after their defeat to Atletico. The shares of the Italian champions fell by as much as 14%, according to Calciomercato. This is the club’s worst drop since June 2017.
After Juventus signed Cristiano Ronaldo last summer, Juventus overshaw a stunning 95% rise in shares.
— CalcioMercato (En) (@CmdotCom_En) February 21, 2019
Atletico president Enrique Cerezo: “For me Cristiano Ronaldo has 3 Champion Leagues not 5. The two UCL finals [with Real Madrid] against Atlético were not won by him.” pic.twitter.com/DMONA6oHtR
— Enock Kobina Essel (@kobinaessel39) February 22, 2019
Juventus’ chances of reaching the quarterfinals of the Champions League have taken a huge hit after their loss to Atletico Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo may be the top scorer in the Serie A this season, but his goalscoring form in the Champions League continues to be a worry for Massimiliano Allegri. The Portuguese forward has scored only once in six games this season.
His only goal in the competition came against his former club Manchester United in their home game. Juventus, however, lost the game 2-1.
Allegri, however, is positive of the side’s chances to overturn the deficit in the second leg.
“The second half was ugly, as we made the mistake of following their lead. Atleti are very good at letting a game go by without a shot on goal,” said the Juventus head coach.
Completed seven dribbles against Atletico Madrid last night, he has never managed more in a Champions League match since August 2009. pic.twitter.com/PTKCDqsq1p
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) February 21, 2019
Jose Mourinho told the English media he’s won more Premier league titles than all the 19 managers “at the time” COMBINED.
Ronaldo tells Atleti fans he’s won 5 #UCL‘s, Atleti? None.
One thing is bang…THEY’RE BOTH TALKING FACTS. DON’T ANNOY PEOPLE & EXPECT THEM TO BE QUIET ❗ https://t.co/AyCE1yz7wj
— Womb Shifter™ ✨ (@MrDesmondE) February 21, 2019
“We had already run a risk on a counter from a ball we gave away, but we didn’t have a shot on target in the second half.
“Now we have the chance to turn this around, we must have faith, we’ll have some players back and there’s no point crying over spilt milk.
“We knew it was going to be tough, that Atletico Madrid force you to play badly, with a slow tempo. We moved the ball quicker in the first half, but not in the second.”