Champions League Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Shakhtar Donetsk

Claudio Villa

THE CHAMPIONS!!!!

The formula is basically as clear as can be: Juventus gets at least a point, Juventus gets into the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Simple, right? Yeah! Hell yeah!

Well, that's maybe not exactly the case. This is the same Shakhtar team that made Juventus look incredibly bland back on the second day of October. And there's the whole playing in Ukraine thing, which is a challenge in of itself.

So, while Juventus controls their own destiny, it's still on road game against a very good team. Hey, how about that for an inspiring statement? Thank you! I'll be here all week.

Still, can haz points pleez?

Thanks, guys.

UPDATE: LINEUPS, THEY ARE IN!

Juventus XI (3-5-2): Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah; Vucinic, Giovinco

Juventus bench: Storari, Caceres, Padoin, Giaccherini, Marrone, Quagliarella, Matri

Shakhtar Donetsk XI (4-2-3-1): Pyatov; Srna, Kucher, Rakitskiy, Rat; Fernandinho, Stepanenko; Teixeira, Mkhitaryan, Willian; Eduardo

Shakhtar Donetsk bench: Kanibolotskiy, Kryvstov, Gai, Kobin, Ilsinho, Douglas Costa, Devic

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