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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Atalanta

Tullio M. Puglia

So, the Scudetto's won, now what? Well, for Antono Conte, there's probably just one option: Keep on winning, baby. That's pretty much the only way of doing things for Il Mister, isn't it?

Ah, Antonio. So predictable sometimes.

Juventus head into their road match against Atalanta needing to win out these last three games to pass up the club record set by Fabio Capello in 2005-06. That year Juve finished with 91 as they won the Scudetto. If Conte's squad wins their final three games, they will finish with 92, eight points more than last season's total.

And you know for a fact that Conte not only wants to win, but set yet another record to his already impressive first two years as manager in Turin. He may want to think about a new trophy room at his home. He's set quite a high standard the past two years.

Then again, he probably doesn't mind one bit. In fact, you know he welcomes it.

That means one thing is for sure: Juventus won't be letting up just because the Scudetto has already been won. Well, maybe it's not set in stone, but having a manager like Conte screaming at the troops will certainly be motivating factor to not settle down with the league title already in hand.

And if they do let up? There will be one angry Conte everybody in a Juventus uniform will have to deal with.


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

Juventus bench: Rubinho, Branescu, Marchisio, Vucinic, Giovinco, Peluso, Anelka, Bonucci, Vidal, Lichtsteiner

Atalanta XI (4-3-3): Consigli; Raimondi, Stendardo, Canini, Del Grosso; Carmona, Cigarini, Biondini; Moralez, Bonaventura, Denis

Atalanta bench: Parra, Frezzolini, Ferri, Scaloni, Capelli, Contini, Bellini, Brivio, Radovanovic, Giorgi, De Luca, Polito