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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Atalanta

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Marco Luzzani

It's been a loooooooong time since Atalanta last beat Juventus over in Bergamo. So long ago, Gianlugi Buffon was a few months away from the brink of superstardom and a record-setting move to Turin. So long ago, Kingsley Coman and Álvaro Morata were still elementary school aged.

So long ago. So very long ago.

To be exact, the last time Atalanta claimed a win on Juventus' annual trip to Bergamo was 2001. Even back then Max Allegri was still in his mid-30s and playing as a professional footballer. Maybe not at the highest level, but getting a paycheck is getting a paycheck.

What I'm trying to get at here is that Juventus look to extend that unbeaten run over Atalanta at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia when the two teams play tonight. It's not just that, though. Juventus have yet to be beaten so far this season. They've gone a perfect 5 for 5. And just for kicks, they have yet to allow a goal.

Sounds like San Gigi would order another few shutouts, huh?

This also sounds good: Juventus keeping things rolling as they head into two huge games over the next eight days against Atlético Madrid in the Champions League and a top-of-the-table showdown with Roma next weekend. Take care of business against Atalanta, and it's another three points while the focus fully shifts to the big European clash of the week.

In short, just keep doing what you've been doing, Juventus. It's worked well the last few games, so do that again.

Starting lineups for both teams will be posted RIGHT HERE when they become available. Or maybe they won't. IF THERE ISN'T SIMONE PADOIN, WE WALK! Just kidding. Maybe we should just watch some vine videos before kickoff. And just for the record, THIS is what happens when you search "Simone Padoin" on vine. Sad faces all around.