Sami Khedira absent for Juventus after discovery of irregular heartbeat

Sami Khedira absent for Juventus after discovery of irregular heartbeat

The teams will face off Wednesday at Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League series.

He did not reveal the rest of the starting lineup, although Cristiano Ronaldo was expected to be playing in his first game in Madrid since joining Juventus from Real Madrid last summer.

Ahead of this week's meeting, Sports Mole assesses how the forward has fared in his previous outings against the La Liga side.

However, Ronaldo has gone on to put together a remarkable individual record against Atletico with 22 goals and eight assists coming in all competitions.

"I have learned a great deal from him, particularly in terms of the way we work, how to be a model professional and being fully focused during training so that you know what to expect during games".

Despite the glowing praise over the 34-year-old Ronaldo, who is hot on the heels of Messi for the European Golden Shoe this season, the Italian went further with his praise in his assessment on Messi's ability on the pitch.

Juventus have finished as runners-up in the Champions League a record seven times, and Dybala wants to see his team change that record.

"Because Ronaldo, aside from what he does on the pitch - and only a insane person would question him because he scores goals and creates them - has been important for us because he has been an example on how to better ourselves".

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