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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Sampdoria

You see that picture? I'm getting used to that picture.

"Hi, haterz."
"Hi, haterz."
Claudio Villa

You know the only team Juventus haven't beaten this season? Yeah, it's Sampdoria.

You want me to remind you of why Juventus haven't beaten Sampdoria this season? Of course you don't. (I wasn't going to anyways, so there.)

So, if Juventus beat Sampdoria today at the Luigi Ferraris, then they would have beaten every team in Serie A this season. That means today's season finale does have a (minor) storyline even though there's nothing seriously on the line other than bragging rights.

That's what happens when you win the Scudetto a few weeks early. This time last year, Juve were just done getting over their hangovers after winning the title. Now, 12 months later, we're wondering how many of the backups will be playing against Sampdoria. (Would that be considered #JuventusProblems on Twitter? I don't know. You tell me.)

I mean, it could be worse, right? Juventus could have a crazy goal differential like Pescara or something like that.

Actually, on second thought, scratch that.

Quick summary of all this: Juventus, please beat Sampdoria.

Who will play and who will sit? Antonio Conte will leave you wondering until the final moments!


Juventus XI (3-5-2): Storari; Caceres, Bonucci, Chiellini; Isla, Padoin, Pirlo, Giaccherini, De Ceglie; Quagliarella, Giovinco

Juventus bench: Buffon, Rubinho, Marchisio, Vucinic, Peluso, Barzagli, Bendtner, Vidal, Lichtsteiner, Matri

Sampdoria XI (3-5-2): Da Costa; Mustafi, Gastaldello, Castellini; De Silvestri, Poli, Palombo, Obiang, Estigarribia; Eder, Icardi

Sampdoria bench: Romero, Berni, Rodriguez, Maresca, Maxi Lopez, Munari, Sansone, Berardi, Poulsen, Soriano, Savic