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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Roma

Marco Luzzani

So, here we are. Juventus vs. Roma. First place vs. First place. Undefeated vs. Undefeated.

We can talk about what matchup is the most important to Juventus' victory. We can talk about how Rudi Garcia is a better manager than Max Allegri and the tactical battle the two managers will find themselves in come a few minutes from now. Or we can just sit back, watch the two best teams in Italy square off, and hopefully have lots of reasons to celebrate in a couple of hours.

That sounds good, right?

I'm sure it does. It definitely sounds good to me.

Yes, the first Juventus vs. Roma meeting has just about everything one could ask for. There are stars on the field, storylines to go on and on about, a jam-packed stadium that will be in full voice for pretty much starting whistle to final touch of the ball after 90-plus minutes.

Two teams with the same goal at the end of the season — be atop the Serie A table. Juventus are the kings upon the castle, Roma are seemingly the little brother who wants to get in on the party, sick of watching Juve celebrate and have a Scudetto parade on the last day of the season for three years running.

Lineups for today's showdown at Juventus Stadium will be posted RIGHT HERE when they become available to the general public. Could Allegri give us a surprise in the starting lineup? Ah, just hit refresh a few times to find out. That is, if lineups have been released. If not, then patience, grasshopper.


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

Roma XI (4-3-3): Skorupski; Maicon, Manolas, Yanga-Mbiwa, Holebas; Pjanic, Keita, Nainggolan; Iturbe, Totti, Gervinho