Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus: Where to Watch UEFA Champions League, TV Channel, Live Stream, Team News and Odds

Two teams with legitimate aspirations of lifting the Champions League trophy this season kick-off their European campaign on Wednesday when Atletico Madrid hosts Juventus.

The duo met in the round of 16 last season, with Atletico Madrid winning the first leg 2-0 only for Juventus to come roaring back in the second leg and qualify for the quarterfinals by virtue of a 3-2 aggregate win.

The Italian giants, however, came unstuck against Ajax in the quarterfinals as their wait for a Champions League crown extended to 23 years.

Both clubs have undergone major overhauls in the summer, with Juventus spending $84 million on Ajax prodigy Matthijs de Ligt and signed Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey on free transfers from Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal, respectively.

Arguably the biggest change came in the dugout, with Maurizio Sarri replacing Massimiliano Allegri after just one season at Chelsea.

Atletico, meanwhile, lost Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona in a controversial transfer and also waved goodbye to Lucas Hernandez, who signed for Bayern Munich in a $90 million deal.

However, Diego Simeone splashed a club-record $141 million to sign Portuguese wunderkind Joao Felix from Benfica, while Kieran Trippier was a $24.5 million signing from Tottenham Hotspur.

Alvaro Morata made his loan move from Chelsea permanent, while Spain defender Mario Hermoso, Brazilian left-back Renan Lodi and former Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente were also among the arrivals.

One of either Juventus or Atletico reached the final for four consecutive seasons between 2014 and 2017, but there's a feeling both are a step below Manchester City, Liverpool and Barcelona.

The Serie A champions and Atletico are 10/1 and 20/1 outsiders respectively, but it would be foolish to run them out of contention before a ball is kicked.

Both sides are expected to progress from Group D, which also contains Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow.

Whoever finishes runner-up between Atletico Madrid and Juventus would be one of the sides to avoid in the draw for the round of 16.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Wednesday.

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Joao Felix of Atletico Madrid reacts to Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus after scoring a goal to make the score 1-0 during the International Champions Cup match between Atletico Madrid and Juventus on August 10 in Stockholm, Sweden. Denis Doyle/International Champions Cup/Getty

When and where is the game?

Atletico Madrid hosts Juventus at the Wanda Metropolitan on Wednesday, September 18, with kick-off scheduled for 9 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET).

The two teams met in the round of 16 last season, with Atletico winning the first leg in Madrid 2-0 only for Juventus to wipe out the deficit with a 3-0 win in the second leg.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast live on Galavision with Spanish commentary.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via B/R Live as well asfuboTV.

Form

Atletico Madrid suffered the first defeat of the season at the weekend, losing 2-0 away to Real Sociedad and dropping to second in the table, a point behind league leaders Sevilla.

Juventus, meanwhile, drew 0-0 away to Fiorentina and are joint-second in Serie A, two points behind league leaders Inter Milan. It is the first time in 552 days Juventus hasn't led Serie A or at least shared the lead, a record stretching all the way back to March 2018.

Team news

Atletico Madrid could be without goalkeeper Jan Oblak, who missed the game against Real Sociedad with a head injury. Alvaro Morata and Thomas Partey, meanwhile, will miss the game with a knee and hamstring injury respectively.

Juventus could be without Douglas Costa, Danilo and Miralem Pjanic, who all came off injured against Fiorentina.

Giorgio Chiellini was ruled out for at least six months with an ACL injury earlier in September and joined long-term absentees Mattia De Sciglio, Marko Pjaca and Mattia Perin on the sidelines.

Odds

According to Oddschecker, Atletico is a 29/20 favorite, while the draw is at 21/10 and Juventus is a 12/5 shot.

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