London: Juventus shares soared more than 20 per cent and were on track for their biggest one-day gain in 5-1/2 years Wednesday after the Italian football club overturned a two-goal deficit to defeat Atletico Madrid in a key Champions League match.
The victory Tuesday night puts the Turin side through to the quarter finals of the competition, qualifying them for about a 10.5 million euro ($11.85 million) payment.
The cash would be on top of the 9.5 million euros the club received for getting through to the final 16 teams.
At 0831 GMT, the shares were up 16 percent after hitting their highest since late January in early trading. The shares were on track for their best day since October 2013.