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Europa League Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Fiorentina, Leg 1

Claudio Villa

The league may have changed, but the opponent is going to remain the same.

Mere days after beating Fiorentina 1-0 in Turin, La Viola is back at Juventus Stadium. It's not Serie A action, though. It's the Europa League. The first leg of their Round of 16 tie takes place in — you guessed it — Turin and all the beauty that is Juventus Stadium.

Not so hard to figure out now is it?

There could be a lot of breaking down to be done from the first Juve-Fiorentina encounter. But since this is a simple game thread, we shall stay away from the details and just welcome the madness that comes along with a Juventus game in progress. For the courtesy of our faithful readers, though, we have three hard-hitting talking points for pre-match discussion purposes.

1. How will each team adjust following Sunday's match?

2. How much different will each team play compared to Sunday?

How will Fiorentina deal with the greatness of Juventus players like Simone Padoin?

All valid questions just waiting to be answered come kickoff at Juventus Stadium.

Watch with us, shall you?

Starting lineups for both teams will be posted HERE HERE HERE when they become available to the general public. And if you're in the mood for some Padoin with a side of Federico Peluso, well this could very well be the place for you. Just don't let the rest of us know, okay? Thanks.


Juventus XI (3-5-2): Buffon; Caceres, Ogbonna, Chiellini; Isla, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Osvaldo, Giovinco

Juventus bench: Storari, Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Bonucci, Padoin, Pogba, Llorente

Fiorentina XI (4-3-3 4-3-2-1): Neto; Roncaglia, Rodriguez, Savic, Tomovic; Aquilani, Pizarro, Borja Valero; Mati Fernandez, Ilicic; Matri

Fiorentina bench: Rosati, Pasqual, Cuadrado, Ambrosini, Vargas, Matos, Gomez