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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Fiorentina

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Claudio Villa

Ah, Fiorentina. You bring back some bad memories. That trip to Florence earlier this season, that wasn't a pretty one.

Want something a little more positive to begin this match thread?

You got it.

Since that stupid day in October, Juventus has yet to lose a Serie A game. Take that, you crazy Fiorentina people! You made Juventus a better team! Indeed, the punch in the face known as Juve's 4-2 loss in Florence proved to the tonic a struggling squad needed to right the ship and show their dominance once more.

Now things come full circle as Fiorentina rolls into Turin for the first of three Juve-Viola battles in a 12-days span.

Let the fun begin.

It's more than just first place against fourth place. Based on what happened in October, Juventus should have one thing on their mind — revenge. Fiorentina are the only team in the league to hand Juventus a loss. And since that loss, Juve have yet to lose a game, ripping off an 18-game unbeaten run and storming towards a historic third straight title.

Not bad, not bad at all.

Forget the 11-point lead atop Serie A. This is about Juventus righting the wrongs, exercising the demons of what happened earlier this season.

Join us, shall you?

Lineups will be posted RIGHT HERE when they become available. Who's ready to wake up early, early, early on the West Coast and watch some Juventus-Fiorentina? (Seeing as this page is being published at three in the morning here in California, you don't need to answer that if you want.)

UPDATE: LINEUPS ARE IN!

Juventus XI (3-5-2): Buffon, Barzagli, Ogbonna, Chiellini, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Marchisio, Pogba, Asamoah, Tevez, Llorente

Juventus bench: Storari, Rubinho, Caceres, Bonucci, Peluso, Isla, Padoin, Giovinco, Quagliarella

Fiorentina XI (4-3-3): Neto; Diakitè, Gonzalo Rodriguez, Savic, Pasqual; Anderson, Pizarro, Aquilani; Cuadrado, Gomez, Vargas

Fiorentina bench: Rosati, Lupatelli, Roncaglia, Compper, Bakic, Mati Fernandez, Ambrosini, Wolski, Joaquin, Matos, Matri, Ilicic