Europa League Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Lyon, Leg 1

Giuseppe Bellini

Here's something I haven't typed in quite a few months: Juventus is coming off a loss.

No, really. It's true.

The last time Juventus lost a game in any competition? Jan. 21 to Roma in the Coppa Italia.

The last time Juventus lost a game in Europe? Dec. 11 to Galatasaray on that lovely field of theirs in Istanbul.

The last time Juventus lost a game in Serie A before Sunday? The 4-2 implosion in Florence on Oct. 20.

See, it's been a little while. The total number of losses Juve have this season — five. In all competitions. That's it.

But what Sunday night's loss to Napoli hopefully did was kick-start Juventus for the stretch drive not only in Serie A, but on the European side of things as well. Juventus is the best team remaining in the Europa League. That's pretty much the general consensus no matter who you ask. Ever since they were eliminated from the Champions League in December, they've basically been penciled in to play the final at their home stadium no matter who they face.

And as the squad squad gets ready to take the field tonight against Lyon in France, they look to get another step forward in making that a reality. That's the hope, at least.

Now it's time to find out if they actually do as we would like them to.

Lineups for both Juventus and Lyon will be posted RIGHT HERE when they become available. If you were hoping for some Simone Padoin playing time, you might be a little disappointed with pretty much everybody else who plays in the midfield available for selection. Maybe next time, guys.

UPDATE: LINEUPS ARE IN!

Juventus XI (3-5-2): Buffon; Caceres, Bonucci, Chiellini; Isla, Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Tevez, Osvaldo

Juventus bench: Storari, Peluso, Lichtsteiner, Padoin, Vucinic, Giovinco, Llorente

Lyon XI (4-3-3): Lopes; Tolisso, Koné, Umtiti, Bedimo; Ferri, Gonalons; Malbranque, Lacazette, Mvuemba; Briand

Lyon bench: Vercoutre, Zeffane, Sarr, Danic, Fekir, Gomis, Njie

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