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Champions League Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Galatasaray

Claudio Villa

Ninety minutes stand between Juventus and the knockout stages of the Champions League. Well, that's if Juve wins, of course. Minor details, I know. You don't need to remind me twice.

Juventus' trip to Istanbul has one objective and one objective only — keep the European journey alive.

Me, too, Antonio. Me, too.

But to get there, Juventus has some business to take care of tonight. While a win or a draw sees Juventus through to the knockout stages, Conte isn't buying all of that. What does that quote translate to? Basically one thing: 'We're going to try and win this, so enough of the talk about a two-point cushion.'

And that's the way it should be. There's a whooooole lot to play for tonight against Galatasaray. Conte knows his opponent has to win or else they're going to the Europa League. He also knows that if there's any kind of slip up from his team and they could also be looking at the Europa League as well.

So which one is it going to be, Juve? Ninety minutes to go, gentlemen. Let the stress


Juventus XI (3-5-2): Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pogba, Marchisio, Asamoah; Tevez, Llorente

Juventus bench: Storari, Caceres, Ogbonna, Isla, Padoin, Quagliarella, Giovinco

Galatasaray XI (3-5-2): Muslera; Chedjou, Semih Kaya, Gokhan Zan, Eboue, Felipe Melo, Sneijder, Selcuk Inan, Riera; Drogba, Burak Yilmaz

Galatasaray bench: Ufuk Ceylan, Nounkeu, Ceyhun Gulselam, Bruma, Yekta Kurtulus, Emre Colak, Umut Bulut

And a special reminder to those of you with fancy cable systems who live in the United States, Fox Sports 2 will be broadcasting the game LIVE for your viewing pleasure. Pre-game coverage starts 15 minutes before kickoff.