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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Lazio

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We know about the current streak Juventus is on. Four games in Serie A without suffering a loss. It's even better when you thrown in the Champions League results this season. Our beloved Old Lady hasn't lost a game in six weeks in all competitions, which signifies the early-season struggles can now be put to bed for good.

But when Juventus strolls out onto the Stadio Olimpico turf tonight, there's another streak that will be put on the line.

That's rather good, I'd say. And seeing as 22 is my favorite number, well, I wouldn't mind another win. It's also fitting that they chose that picture because it's the game where Gigi Buffon made this save and pretty m ensured Juve would go onto get all three points in that trip to Rome.

As we've come to know all too well, playing at the Olimpico is never an easy thing to do. It doesn't matter if it's against Roma or Lazio, that place is tough to win at every single time Juventus makes the trip over to Rome. Whether it's the noise of the home fans, the atmosphere in general or just something that takes a little piece of everything involved and whips it into some magical potion, winning at the stadium where they literally have an eagle flying in before every match is nothing to scoff at.

Yet Juventus has done exactly that against Lazio lately. A lot, actually.

So while we know there's this current season's streak on the line, now we know there's an even larger one looking to be extended a game further when it comes to play Lazio as well. This stat nerd over here is thinking of all the possibilities now. Don't worry, you can too if you want. I won't object to it.

And hey, if the trend against Lazio is to just keep winning, who am I to object to that? I'm not rooting for Lazio today anyway...


Juventus XI (3-5-2): Gianluigi Buffon; Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini; Stephan Lichtsteiner, Stefano Sturaro, Claudio Marchisio, Kwadwo Asamoah, Alex Sandro; Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala

Juventus bench: Neto, Rubinho, Daniele Rugani, Patrice Evra, Simone Padoin, Mario Lemina, Mattia Vitale, Juan Cuadrado, Álvaro Morata, Simone Zaza

Lazio XI (4-2-3-1): Federico Marchetti; Dusan Basta, Mauricio, Santiago Gentiletti, Stefan Radu; Lucas Biglia, Marco Parolo; Antonio Candreva, Sergej Milinkovic, Ricardo Kishna; Miroslav Klose

Lazio bench: Etrit Berisha, Guido Guerrieri, Edson Braafheid, Abdoulay Konko, Wesley Hoedt, Felipe Anderson, Danilo Cataldi, Alessandro Matri, Keita Baldé Diao, Filip Djordjevic

How to watch

TV: beIN Sports en Español (United States); beIN Sports en Español (Canada); BT Sport Europe (United Kingdom); Sky Sport 1 HD Italia, Sky Supercalcio HD, Lazio Style Channel (Italy)

Online: beIN Sports CONNECT (United States); beIN Sports CONNECT (Canada); BT Sport Live Streaming (United Kingdom); Sky Go Italia (Italy)

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