Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has warned it will take a repeat of his side’s Champions League heroics against Atletico Madrid in the previous round to see off Ajax.
Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa has been given an eight-match ban and fined for abusing a referee.
Diego Simeone suggested Atletico Madrid were not receiving fair treatment from officials after late goals condemned his side to a 2-0 defeat at Barcelona following Diego Costa’s red card.
Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi struck late goals as Barcelona broke down the stubborn resistance of 10-man Atletico Madrid to move 11 points clear at the top of LaLiga with a 2-0 win.
Late goals from Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin earned Atletico Madrid a 2-0 victory against Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
YOU can’t always get what you want.
CHELSEA have announced the signing of midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco.
DIEGO COSTA took a full part in training with the Chelsea first team on Tuesday as the likelihood of a move to China dwindled.
FOR the third Saturday in a row, there is a mouth-watering clash to anticipate as Manchester City and Chelsea meet at lunchtime at The Etihad.