I know I said something along these line just a little while ago in the preview, but I feel like it's only that much more relevant since kickoff is in quickly approaching....
To be completely honest with you, I love that Juventus are opening the group stage with the team everybody is in love with. Everybody will be hyping up Chelsea, talking about what they've done this summer, talking about how they're the defending champions in the Champions League.
And here's Juventus, riding a huge unbeaten run in Serie A, out of the Champions League for the past two years. They will throw out typical Italian stereotypes and all that crap.
The stage will be set for Juve to be the underdogs regardless of how they played a few days ago against Genoa. It won't matter.
Yeah, to say I'm looking forward to this one is an understatement.
Fox Soccer Channel subscribers, turn to FSC because this one is on live. LIVE LIVE LIVE! Yes, LIVE!
UPDATE: /plays Champions League anthem/ WE HAVE LINEUPS!
Juventus XI (3-5-2): Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Giovinco, Vucinic
Juventus bench: Storari, Lucio, Giaccherini, Isla, Marrone, Matri, Quagliarella
Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Mikel, Lampard; Ramires, Oscar, Hazard; Torres
Chelsea bench: Turnbull, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Bertrand, Juan Mata, Moses, OriolRomeu