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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Frosinone

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Sometimes the best way to jump into things is with a quote. These would be one of those times

"Sunday in Genoa was crucial for us. It's a tough venue where Juventus have won just once in the last five or six years. They're always physical affairs against Gasperini's side, even more so when they're playing on home turf.

"We could have made it a less physical game in the second half, but were poor in the way we kept the ball. Having said that, we didn't allow them a shot on goal and were worthy winners.


"We're behind as it stands and need to take each game as it comes. Tomorrow we must come away with all three points, get back to winning ways at home and start climbing into the upper reaches of the table."


The quote(s) above are from Juventus manager Max Allegri, who said these words at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday. The first part, as you can probably tell, is about Juventus' last game, while the final paragraph referring to Juve's next game.

And that just so happens to be today, with Serie A newbies Frosinone and their sweet-looking badge making the trip to Juventus Stadium and Allegri's squad looks to get their first win at home this season. (Yes, it's almost the last week of September and Juventus are looking for their first win at the best homefield advantage in all of Italy. This is something that is new to me.)

It will be the latest chance for Juventus to jump up in the standings even further after getting their first win of the season, a 2-0 victory over Genoa this past weekend. And seeing as Juve's opposition will be the only team in Serie A yet to get any kind of result other than a loss so far this season, there's a good chance that another three points could very well be heading their way.


Juventus XI (4-3-3): Neto; Stephan Lichtsteiner, Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Stefano Sturaro, Mario Lemina, Paul Pogba; Juan Cuadrado, Simone Zaza, Roberto Pereyra

Juventus bench: Gianluigi Buffon, Emil Audero, Daniele Rugani, Giorgio Chiellini, Patrice Evra, Simone Padoin, Hernanes, Paulo Dybala, Andrea Favilli

Frosinone XI (4-4-2): Nicola Leali; Matteo Ciofani, Leonardo Blanchard, Modibo Diakite, Roberto Crivello; Mirko Gori, Danilo Soddimo, Yussif Chibsah, Alessandro Frara; Daniel Ciofani, Nicolas Castillo

How to watch

TV: BT Sport Extra (United Kingdom); Premium Calcio 1, Sky Calcio 2 (Italy)

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