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UEFA Champions League Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Olympiacos

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Gabriele Maltinti

Three games down, three games remain in the Champions League group stage. And up until this point, Max Allegri's squad has been far from the team that almost everybody was predicting to get out of the group.

Luckily, this group stage is just halfway done.

But what needs to happen is the direct opposite of what Juventus has done thus far. So, you know, don't lose a game that's there for the taking first and foremost. Secondly, it's about taking advantage of having two of the final three group stage games at Juventus Stadium — a place where most of Juve's European success has understandably come at.

So which one is it going to be?

Juventus need points in the worst possible way. And that's not even when you consider who is coming to Turin in a couple of weeks time. Hope is still alive for Juventus, but not if they keep playing like a bunch of buffoons whenever they hear the Champions League anthem right before kickoff.

Winning by a 'decent margin' sounds cool. Let's say, by three or four goals, okay, fellas? Yeah, good deal.

Lineups for both Juventus and Olympiacos will be posted RIGHT HERE RIGHT HERE when they become available. Maybe, just maybe, Juve could win this game and salvage what has been a disappointing Champions League group stage thus far. I mean, I'm not in the mood to write about the Europa League again, that's form damn sure.

UPDATE: LINEUPS ARE IN! AND ZOINKS SCOOBS A FOUR-MAN DEFENSE!

Juventus XI (4-4-2.4-3-1-2?): Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Asamoah; Pirlo, Vidal, Pogba, Marchisio; Morata, Tevez

Juventus bench: Storari, Ogbonna, Padoin, Pereyra, Coman, Giovinco, Llorente

Olympiacos XI (4-3-2-1): Roberto; Elabdellaoui, Botia, Abidal, Masuaku; Maniatis, N'Dinga, Milivojevic; Afellay, Dominguez; Mitroglou

Olympiacos bench: Megyeri, Avlonitis, Leandro Salino, Kasami, Bouchalakis, David Fuster, Diamantakos