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Sweden: Atletico finish pre-season with impressive victory over Juventus01:59

Sweden: Atletico finish pre-season with impressive victory over Juventus

Sweden, Stockholm
August 10, 2019 at 22:40 GMT -00:00 · Published

Atletico Madrid ended their pre-season campaign with a 2-1 win over Juventus in Stockholm on Saturday.

New signing Joao Felix's deflected first-half shot, rebounding off teammate Thomas Lemar, put the Spanish side ahead. Sami Khedira equalised shortly afterwards, only for youngster Felix to strike back with the winner.

Atletico's Marcos Llorente was pleased his team put a "stamp" on pre-season. "We are very happy and excited for next weekend when La Liga starts," he told reporters after the game.

Defender Jose Maria Gimenez, who only returned to training this week, led the team in defence, putting in what he called a "good" performance in a "tough" game.

Juventus stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Gianluigi Buffon were also spotted in the mixed zone.

Atletico will now turn their attention to La Liga, with their opening game of the season against Getafe on August 18.

Defending champions Juventus face Parma first up on August 24 in their quest for a record ninth straight Serie A title.

Sweden: Atletico finish pre-season with impressive victory over Juventus01:59
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Atletico Madrid ended their pre-season campaign with a 2-1 win over Juventus in Stockholm on Saturday.

New signing Joao Felix's deflected first-half shot, rebounding off teammate Thomas Lemar, put the Spanish side ahead. Sami Khedira equalised shortly afterwards, only for youngster Felix to strike back with the winner.

Atletico's Marcos Llorente was pleased his team put a "stamp" on pre-season. "We are very happy and excited for next weekend when La Liga starts," he told reporters after the game.

Defender Jose Maria Gimenez, who only returned to training this week, led the team in defence, putting in what he called a "good" performance in a "tough" game.

Juventus stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Gianluigi Buffon were also spotted in the mixed zone.

Atletico will now turn their attention to La Liga, with their opening game of the season against Getafe on August 18.

Defending champions Juventus face Parma first up on August 24 in their quest for a record ninth straight Serie A title.

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