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Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus stars work ahead of Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid 

Cristiano Ronaldo takes a tumble during training as Juventus stars get to work ahead of Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid

  • Juventus travel to play Atletico Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday 
  • Italians have dominated Serie A in recent years but not made step up in Europe
  • Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking to be difference maker this campaign
  • He was among players training at Continassa base in Turin on Tuesday

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus team-mates have been putting the finishing touches to preparations for their Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.

On a sunny day in Turin, Massimiliano Allegri’s side enjoyed a training session at their Continassa base. 

The Italian champions play Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday night.  

At one point Cristiano Ronaldo hit the deck during a training drill at the club’s base in Turin

The forward didn't appear to have hurt himself and only stayed down for a second or two 

The forward didn’t appear to have hurt himself and only stayed down for a second or two 

There was momentary concern as the Portuguese checked to see if his left leg was okay 

There was momentary concern as the Portuguese checked to see if his left leg was okay 

(L-R) Paulo Dybala, Sami Khedira, Miralem Pjanic and Ronaldo trained on Tuesday

(L-R) Paulo Dybala, Sami Khedira, Miralem Pjanic and Ronaldo trained on Tuesday

It appeared to be a relatively relaxed session although Ronaldo took a tumble during one particular drill. 

He was seen inspecting his left leg for injury but was only down momentarily.  

The 34-year-old scored his 21st goal of the season in Juventus’ 3-0 win over Frosinone last Friday before being substituted and rested ahead of this week’s crucial last 16 first leg. 

The Portuguese and his team-mates seemed in high spirits ahead of their flight to the Spanish capital and they have every reason to be given how this season has unfolded so far. 

Ronaldo has scored 21 goals already this season and looks in sublime form for Juventus

Ronaldo has scored 21 goals already this season and looks in sublime form for Juventus

The players are preparing to take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday

The players are preparing to take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday

Ronaldo found himself in the middle for the rondo as his team-mates kept the ball 

Ronaldo found himself in the middle for the rondo as his team-mates kept the ball 

Ronaldo has settled in perfectly and a defence of their Serie A title now seems an inevitability. 

Juventus are 13 points clear of Napoli in second and will be optimistic that this could be their year in Europe. 

But Diego Simeone’s side will provide a stern examination of their credentials, particularly in the cauldron-like atmosphere of their home ground. 

Joao Cancelo (right) went airborne as Douglas Costa took evasive action (left)

Joao Cancelo (right) went airborne as Douglas Costa took evasive action (left)

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