The Italian champions eliminated Diego Simeone’s men in the last-16 round last season but were beaten 2-0 in the first-leg in the Spanish capital, and needed a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick in the return match to ensure progression to the last-eight.
However, tonight was an altogether different story with Juve dominating from the off, and when the opening goal eventually arrived it was definitely worth waiting for.
Colombian international Cuadrado received a clever pass from his team-mate Gonzalo Higuain and he proceeded to smash the ball past a helpless Jan Oblak:
Two Chelsea flops combining for the best strike of match-day one?
Who’d have thought it, eh?
How far do you think Juventus will go in this season’s competition, and could they be eventual winner next May?
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