Ah, the game after the Bayern Munich mess. How fun, how fun. In a way, I feel bad for Pescara. Why? Because Juventus and the man who coaches them are going to be angry. Very, very angry. How do I know this? Well, he basically said it in his pre-match press conference on Friday.
Conte: I haven't seen a dip in tension and there's no chance that will happen. Tomorrow the lads will be 'foaming at the mouth' #JuvePescara— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) April 5, 2013
I guess that's a pretty good way of saying your team is ready to put a European debacle in the past.
The hope is that Juventus do exactly what they did the last time they faced Pescara — domination. Just days after Juventus' 49-game unbeaten run came to an end, Juve traveled to Abruzzo, they took their anger out on the newly-promoted side that lit up Serie B last season. The final score said it all: 6-1 in favor of Juventus. Domination at its finest.
Whatever record that was, put that thing on the player again and do what you did back in the middle of November, fellas. If Fabio Quagliarella wants to score another hat trick, he can do that, too. If Kwadwo Asamoah wants to score a bicycle kick goal again, I'm pretty sure I'll allow it to happen. And if the final score wants to be 6-1 in favor of Juventus again, feel free to let that history repeat itself.
Okay, you get the picture by now.
No more jokes. No more words. Just action. Time to score some goals, Juve.
Juventus XI (3-5-2): Storari; Bonucci, Marrone, Peluso; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pogba, Giaccherini, Asamoah; Vucinic, Giovinco
Juventus bench: Buffon, Rubinho, Isla, De Ceglie, Marchisio, Padoin, Pirlo, Quagliarella, Matri, Rugani
Pescara XI (4-2-3-1): Pelizzoli; Zanon, Kroldrup, Capuano, Modesto; Rizzo, Togni; Caprari, Quintero, Sculli; Sfozini