No Andrea Pirlo. No Claudio Marchisio. No Giorgio Chiellini. No Kwadwo Asamoah.
Houston, this sounds like the beginnings to a problem.
The Juventus roster is certainly missing its fair number of stars compared to how things looked a couple of weeks ago. But the good thing is, there won't be any Jonathan Z3bina-like folks rolling off the bench this time. It can only get as bad as a possible Federico Peluso appearance, right?
I sure hope so.
In the past few years, whenever Juventus plays Udinese it has been an exciting fixture. Maybe it's not always to the extent as to when they met earlier this season at the Friuli, but it's still been quite the matchup.
Juve and Udine look to add another chapter to their recent history in less than two hours from now.
Sounds like fun. Mind if I tag along, guys?!
/sees self out due to terrible jokes/
UPDATE: LINEUPS ARE IN!
Juventus XI (3-5-2): Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Caceres; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pogba, Giaccherini, De Ceglie; Vucinic, Giovinco
Juventus bench: Storari, Rubinho, Peluso, Rugani, Garcia, Padoin, Marrone, Isla, Schiavone, Matri, Beltrame, Kabashi
Udinese XI (3-5-1-1): Padelli; Heurtaux, Domizzi, Danilo; Basta, Pinzi, Allan, Lazzari, Pasquale; Pereyra; Muriel
Udinese bench: Scuffet, Pawlowski, Coda, Angella, Faraoni, Silva, Merkel, Ranegie, Di Natale, Maicosuel, Campos, Fabrini