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Champions League: Atletico Madrid Vs Juventus 2 – 2 [HIGHLIGHTS]

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Hector Herrera scored a 90th-minute equalizer, heading home Kieran Trippier’s corner, as Atletico Madrid fought back from two goals down to draw with in the Spanish capital.

Diego Simeone’s men were the better of the two sides in the opening half but were unable to produce a real clear-cut opportunity, Joao Felix’s stabbed effort the best they managed.

Juventus were largely second best, struggling to deal with the positioning of either Trippier or left-back Renan Lodi, but with Leonardo Bonucci and Matthijs de Ligt dominant aerially in their own penalty area.

Just three minutes into the second period it was the away side who took the lead, however, with coach thankful to a couple of Chelsea rejects.

Gonzalo Higuain ran down the left, held up play and swept a pass across the field to Juan Cuadrado, who stepped inside onto his left foot and fire an unerring effort into the top corner.

Midway through the half, Blaise Mautidi doubled the Bianconeri’s advantage after a searing counter culminated in the Frenchman heading home Alex Sandro’s fine cross.

Just five minutes later, however, Atleti were back in it.

Tripper tossed a free-kick into the penalty area which Jose Gimenez powered across the box and Stefan Savic bundled over the line.

Higuain forced a fine save from Oblak before Aaron Ramsey entered the fray for his Juventus debut.

But it was another substitute, Herrera, who produced the most telling moment in the final throes, the Mexican meeting Trippier’s left-wing corner and finding the far corner.

Cristiano , largely subdued on his return to the Spanish capital, almost won it in injury time for the Italian champions, but after beating three men he fired just wide of Oblak’s far post.

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