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UCL: Juventus boss likens FC Porto to Simeone’s Atletico Madrid

Juventus will face FC Porto in the last 16 of the Champions League tonight and Andrea Pirlo expects a tough challenge.

The Italian coach has spoken about the Portuguese side on the eve of their first leg meeting and compared them to Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid side.

“This will be a very difficult match,” the coach said.

“They defend very well and have kept four or five clean sheets in the Champions League.

“They’re a compact team, in the style of Atletico Madrid.

“They’re very good at closing down spaces. So, we need to be patient and not force things because they’re good at counter attacking.

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“Porto are different to us and they play differently in their league and in the Champions League.

“They remind me a lot of the Atletico Madrid teams of Simeone.”

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