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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Bologna

Claudio Villa

You say there's a chance to push the lead atop everybody else in Serie A to double digits with a Juventus win over Bologna today? Well, well! Sounds like a grand ole plan to me, folks.

That's exactly the situation Juve are faced with today. If last weekend's final-minute victory over Catania was the one that everybody says put one of the Old Lady's hands on the Scudetto, then a win against Bologna will only increase the talk that the title race is officially over. If they want to end it a few weeks earlier than last season, I'd say that it's highly suggested.

But first Juventus have to get there.

And with this being the last game before a two-week international break giving us all a little down time before we hit the final push both in Italy and in Europe, there's no better way than to enter layoff with an unbeaten streak still intact.

So, what'll it be? Another ulcer-inducing game with a late game-winner or something much more enjoyable? I guess they don't really matter at this point as long as the final outcome is the same thing — three points headed to Juventus' way. That'd be a fantastic idea.


Juventus XI (3-5-2): Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Padoin, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Peluso; Giovinco, Vucinic

Juventus bench: Storari, Rubinho, Marrone, De Ceglie, Giaccherini, Lichtsteiner, Pogba, Isla, Asamoah, Anelka, Matri, Quagliarella

Bologna XI (4-2-3-1): Curci; Garics, Antonsson, Cherubin, Morleo; Perez, Taider; Kone, Diamanti, Gabbiadini; Gilardino

Bologna bench: Agliardi, Lombardi, Naldo, De Carvalho, Krhin, Pazienza, Abero, Guarente, Motta, Christodoulopoulos, Pasquato, Moscardelli