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Champions League Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. FC Copenhagen

Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno

Juventus' Champions League fait is down to all of 180 minutes. Ninety minutes in Turin, 90 minutes in Istanbul, Turkey. Not exactly the ideal situation, isn't it? But that's the reality, and Juve only have to look at themselves as to why they're currently in this little predicament.

And guess what? Those first 90 minutes are upon us.

Juventus enter tonight's crucial Champions League game looking up at everybody else in Group B. Yes, that includes tonight's opponent, FC Copenhagen. The same FC Copenhagen who was basically picked to finish last by everybody who even knew a little bit about Europe's premier club competition.

That may well be the case come a couple weeks from now when the group stages are over and done with, but right now it's Juventus that's in last place, not Copenhagen. And in order to change that, Antonio Conte and his squad are going to have to change things up — and in a hurry.

Three points in four games is Juventus' reality. To change that and dig themselves out of the hole they are currently trying to fight out of, there's just one option of what they need to do.

It's time to double up and leave it all up for grabs in Istanbul, gents.

And let us come away with three points. There's just no other way around it.


Juventus XI (3-5-2): Buffon; Caceres, Bonucci, Chiellini; Padoin, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah; Tevez, Llorente

Juventus subs: Storari, Ogbonna, Peluso, De Ceglie, Marchisio, Quagliarella, Vucinic

FC Copenhagen XI (4-5-1): Wiland; Jacobsen, Mellberg, Sigurdsson, Bengtsson; Gislason, Claudemir, Delaney, Bolanos, Toutouh; Jorgensen

FC Copenhagen bench: Jensen, Margreitter, Remmer, Kristensen, Santin, Pourie, Amankwaa