The Serie A outfit is heading into the match on the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid last weekend, while Atletico Madrid thrashed Cadiz 4-1 in their previous outing five days later.
Juventus and Atletico Madrid will lock horns in their final friendly of the pre-season in Tel Aviv on Sunday. The Serie A outfit is heading into the match on the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid last weekend, while Atletico Madrid thrashed Cadiz 4-1 in their previous outing five days later. Juventus didn’t have a great Serie A season last term, finishing fourth in the table with 70 points, 16 adrift of the champions AC Milan, while Atletico Madrid finished third in the 2021-22 La Liga Santander.
Juve-Atletico to be played tomorrow at the JTC.
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Juventus began their pre-season with a 2-0 win over Mexican outfit Guadalajara, before playing out a thrilling 2-2 draw against Barcelona, and then suffered a 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid. Against the Los Blancos, Massimiliano Alegri’s side conceded twice through Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio. Prior to that, against Barcelona, Moise Kean netted a brace for the Bianconneri to share the spoils. The Italian giants have been pretty busy in the transfer market, signing the likes of Angel Di Maria, Paul Pogba and Bremer to bolster their squad inorder to challenge for the title in the upcoming season. After the game against Atletico, Juventus will begin their 2022-23 Serie A season at home against Sassuolo on August 15.
Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, wil take on Getafe away from home in their opening match of the new La Liga season next Monday. Diego Simeone’s side have been impressive in their pre-season so far, winning all of their three friendlies, against the likes of Numancia (4-0), Manchester United (1-0) and Cadiz (4-1). Los Colchoneros have brought in Nahuel Molina and Axel Witsel this summer, while uncertainty surrounds striker Alvaro Morata’s future.
Juventus’ new signing Bremer is likely to partner Leonardo Bonucci in the heart of the defence, with Danilo and Sandro occupying the full-back positions. Dusan Vlahovic is expected to partner Kean up front with Di Maria and Pellegrini occupying the flanks. In the absence of Paul Pogba, who is nursing an injury, Zakaria and Locatelly could pull the strings in the midfield. As for Atletico Madrid, Cunha and Correa could be the strike-partners with Kondongbia and De Paul forming the midfield-duo.
Juventus probable starting lineup: Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, Bremer, Sandro; Di Maria, Zakaria, Locatelli, Pellegrini; Kean, Vlahovic.
Atletico Madrid probable starting lineup: Oblak; Molina, Gimenez, Savic. Reinildo; Llorent, Kondongbia, De Paul, Carrsaco; Cunha, Correa
The pre-season friendly match between Juventus and Atletico Madrid will take place Tel Aviv on Sunday at 9:30 pm IST.
|Juventus vs Atletico Madrid||Key details|
|Kickoff time in Spain||6:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in Italy||6:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in Israel||7:00 pm|
The live coverage of the pre-season friendly match is available on Sport 1, Sport 4, SKY Go Italia, La Liga Sports TV, SKY Sport network and Movistar La Liga.