MADRID -- A trio of observations on Atletico Madrid's 1-0 win vs. Juventus.
1. Simeone 1-0 Allegri
This was always likely to be a tight, tactical battle, and so it proved. There were some spaces to exploit as Diego Simeone's 4-1-4-1 faced off against Massimiliano Allegri's (inherited) 3-5-2 but not many, especially in the first half when the 10 "midfield" players on show were often strung out in a line across the pitch to ensure there were no gaps for their opponent to get through.
Juventus had 68...
Arda Turan struck in the second half to inflict Juventus' first defeat of the season and get Atletico Madrid's Champions League Group A campaign up and running on Wednesday evening.
The Turkish midfielder scored the only goal of the game in the 74th minute at the Vicente Calderon stadium to give last season's finalists all three points in the 1-0 victory.
After suffering a 3-2 defeat in their opener at Olympiakos a fortnight ago, Atletico went into the encounter without injured captain Gabi and under...