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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Catania

Valerio Pennicino

For the second straight game, Juventus will be playing in front of their hometown crowd in Turin. And for the second straight game, Juventus will be looking to build off of what they did a few days prior. Now if everything goes according to plan...

That plan, of course, is to continue this sudden run of very good performances going and keep pace with a Roma side that is 9 for 9 to start the season and will be playing a Chievo side who is looking up at everybody this time tomorrow.

Seems feasible, doesn't it?

Juventus have gotten out of the tough part of the schedule to open the season relatively unscathed despite their lack of quality showings. With the schedule — Real Madrid excluded — much more in their favor, they're taking advantage of it. That Genoa game? Damn good performance and a 2-0 win. Exactly what you want from your team when facing a squad struggling to have any kind of consistent form.

Now, much like three days ago, a team Juve will be overwhelming favorites against at Juventus Stadium. Catania enter lower in the table than Genoa were after a scoreless draw with Sassuolo over the weekend. Sounds like a team that Juve has to beat because that's basically what logic tells us.

Bingo. Now go out and do exactly what you did against Genoa, fellas — dominate and get three more points.


Juventus XI (3-5-2): Buffon; Caceres, Bonucci, Chiellini; Isla, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, De Ceglie; Llorente, Tevez

Juventus bench: Storari, Rubinho, Motta, Barzagli, Ogbonna, Peluso, Padoin, Pogba, Asamoah, Giovinco

Catania XI (3-5-2): Andujar; Rolin, Legrottaglie, Gyomber; Alvarez, Guarente, Almiron, Keko, Biraghi; Petkovic, Bergessio