Thomas Partey features as Atletico Madrid beat Juventus in UCL round of 16 first leg


Midfielder Thomas Partey saw sixty minutes of action as Atletico Madrid staged an incredible performance to beat serie A leaders Juventus 2-0 in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League last 16 on Wednesday night. 

Partey, who impressed in the game was caution on the stroke of half time as late goals from Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin gave the Rojiblancos advantage ahead of the second leg in Turin.

Diego Simeone’s side were denied a penalty and an Alvaro Morata goal by the video assistant referee before they opened the scoring.

Jose Maria Gimenez pounced from eight yards after Morata’s header was blocked by Mario Mandzukic.

Diego Godin netted a half-volley, via a deflection off Cristiano Ronaldo.

Striker Costa and midfielder Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid and Juve left-back Alex Sandro will all miss the second leg on Tuesday, 12 March after picking up their third bookings of the tournament.


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