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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Udinese

Claudio Villa

It's the 2013-14 season's second — and final — edition of bianconeri on bianconeri crime. Sometimes it can be exciting, sometimes it can get a little testy and emotional. That's just how things go. Don't be surprised, people. We should know this by now.

Juventus' game tonight against Udinese is what has been a rather tricky game in the past. Just take last time out for instance — a Fernando Llorente stoppage-time goal being the difference between Juve coming away with three points rather than just one.

Things for Udinese haven't been easy this season — a pretty telling indicator as to why they sit in 14th place in the standings with six games to be played. I could tell you about it. Or, I could just show a picture. So, here's a picture.

That could mean it's good news for Juventus. And there's no doubting that of the six Serie A games left on the schedule, tonight's is one of the tougher ones considering what Udinese can potentially bring to the table. But with the way Juve has played for the large part of the past six weeks, we're not entirely sure which team is going to show up at the Friuli — the one who limped through March or the one that dominant Livorno one week ago.

Let's just hope the last bianconeri v. bianconeri matchup of the season isn't, say, as stressful as the first one. Maybe Llorente can score in first-half stoppage time rather than the 91st minute. Just a suggestion.

Lineups will be posted right here when they become available. If you feel like it, spend some time seeing how much a Simone Padoin jersey costs. Rumor has it they're not the best-selling jersey at the Juve online store. I wouldn't know why, but it's just word on the street at this point...


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

Juventus bench: Storari, Rubinho, Isla, Bonucci, Peluso, Padoin, Vidal, Vucinic, Tevez, Osvaldo, Quagliarella

Udinese XI (3-4-2-1): Scuffet; Heurtaux, Danilo, Domizzi; Basta, Yebda, Allan, Pereyra, Gabriel Silva; Bruno Fernandes; Di Natale