Match Today: Atletico Madrid vs Juventus 07-08-2022 friendly match

Concluding their pre-season preparations for the 2022-23 season, Juventus and Atletico Madrid go head-to-head in the final friendly match on Sunday. The two European heavyweights were due to meet in the unexpected suburbs of Tel Aviv, as part of Juventus' summer tour, but both will now meet in Contasa - the club's training center in Turin. Both set up in the United States, Juventus complete the Holy Trinity in La Liga by facing Atletico this weekend, eight days before the opening game of La Liga. It was a long and lucrative trip around the world ending in Israel but with Juventus coach Max Allegri adjusting his team to the requirements of next season, the match was soon shifted to Turin.

Atletico Madrid vs Juventus

Set to face Sassuolo in their first match of the new league season on August 15, Juventus also lost the Coppa Italia final to Inter in May, so Inter Milan only had the Italian Super Cup in the 2021-22 season that began with Cristiano Ronaldo's dramatic departure for Manchester. . While Pogba's possession makes up for a clear lack of star power at the Allianz Arena, the independent midfielder's recent knee injury prevents him from playing for at least a month. Therefore, Juventus will have to look for inspiration elsewhere on Sunday. re-signing favorite son Paul Pogba - plus bringing in Angel Di Maria and Bremer; The latter's arrival from Turin as a replacement for Bayern Munich's Matisse de Ligt has revived the hopes of Bianconeri supporters, after two years of decline. A fourth-place finish in successive seasons may have at least secured Champions League football, but it falls far short of the high standards demanded by the 36-time Italian champions.

Juventus vs Atletico Madrid

In the meantime, Atlético Madrid's pre-season program has been particularly successful in terms of results although such matters are less important than building form and fitness before the purposeful work begins next weekend. Diego Simeone's side have broken up Numancia and Cadiz in recent weeks, scoring four goals on each occasion. It achieved a 1-0 victory over Manchester United at the end of last month. In third place in the Spanish League last season, 15 points behind Real Madrid, the champions and the traditional rival, Atletico also reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League by eliminating United in the round of 16, before Manchester City knocked them out. By improving their chances of getting close in both competitions this season, Los Colchoneros recently secured the signing of Nahuel Molina from Udinese and followed Argentina international Samuel Leno, who was immediately loaned to Valencia and Axel Witsel to Metropolitano this summer despite the uncertainty surrounding Alvaro Morata's future as It's possible that Juventus are still interested in bringing him back to Turin - Joao Felix scored the winning goal against Manchester United and Antoine Griezmann is still at the club too. After years of team building, many other attacking options are available to Simeone as well as he takes his team to Italy in the final replay before facing local rivals Getafe in his first match of the La Liga season.