We've been seeing friendlies be played for a little over a month. Those can get old — fast.
But finally, we're back to games that actually mean something.
It's time to pull up a chair and watch some calcio that counts. Or, for those of us in the States, it's time to scramble to find a place to watch Serie A because FSC and ESPN3 hate us. Maybe we can have beIN Sport on our respective cable systems before the end of the season. That'd be nice.
Okay, rant over.
Juventus, make this season opener against Parma at the Juventus Stadium a lot like the last one. That was fun.
Juventus XI (3-5-2): Storari; Barzagli, Marrone, Bonucci; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Giovinco, Vucinic
Juventus bench: Leali, Branescu, Chiellini, Masi, Pogba, De Ceglie, Boakye, Padoin, Giaccherini, Quagliarella, Matri
Parma XI (3-5-2): Mirante; Zaccardo, Paletta, Lucarelli; Rosi, Acquah, Valdes, Paolo, Gobbi; Pabon, Biabiany
Parma bench: Pavarini, Bajza, Fideleff, Benalouane, Musacci, Modesto, Morrone, Ninis, Belfodil, Pelle