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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. AC Milan

Valerio Pennicino

"To err is human, to DAI DAI DAI is divine."

Okay, so that's not how it goes, but work with me here. Today is the day that Max Allegri faces his past. It's not even his distant past, either. This time last year, Mad Max was wearing a suit jacket with an AC Milan badge by the left breast pocket. These days, it's basically the same shade suit with the same black tie, but with a Juventus badge attached to the finely-tailored piece of fabric.

When Allegri steps out of the tunnel and onto the visiting sideline for the first time since his days at Cagliari, the San Siro will be packed to the gills and understandably rockin' with noise. How much of that having to do with Allegri coming back, well, we don't know. Milan going 2 for 2 to begin the season under Pippo Inzaghi certainly helps, too.

The biggest reason is the easy one: It's Juventus vs. Milan.

Understandable, right?

Even with the rivalry losing a bit of oomph the last few years due to Milan's infinite amount of struggles in Serie A — ironically under Allegri for the vast majority of the time — there's plenty of juice behind tonight's matchup. There's Allegri, there's Inzaghi, there's two clubs who are looking to stay perfect in the early part of the season. Each team has taken their own unique way to get to six points out of six and the top of the table.

And in case you forgot about what Juventus did the last time they stepped foot on the San Siro pitch against Milan, well, we're here to remind you all. Just make sure you don't forgot again!

That Carlos Tévez goal ... woof.

In conclusion of all of this, I guess there's one simple message: Keep calm and 'DAI DAI DAI.' I'm sure Max would want us to.

Starting lineups for both Juventus and Milan will be posted RIGHT HERE when they become available. If you wanted to see Simone Padoin get his first start of the season, you might want to remember who Juve are going to be playing soon. Maybe next time, #PadoinForPrez friends.


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

Juventus bench: Storari, Rubinho, Romulo, Ogbonna, Padoin, Pepe, Vidal, Evra, Mattiello, Coman, Morata, Giovinco

Milan XI (4-3-3): Abbiati; Abate, Rami, Zapata, De Sciglio; Poli, De Jong, Muntari; Honda, Menez, El Shaarawy

Milan bench: Agazzi, Gori, Albertazzi, Armero, Mexes, Zaccardo, Van Ginkel, Bonaventura, Pazzini, Torres, Niang