In the last of the trio of consecutive home games, it will be Olympique Lyonnais heading into Juventus Stadium for a Champions League bout on Wednesday night.
Lyon has had a less than impressive start in Ligue 1 this season, currently sitting in eighth place, with the potential to even drop to 10th by the time this round of games is over. In Champions League, they’re in third place in the group with three points after three games. Juventus are tied with Sevilla on top of the group with seven points each. A win for Lyon on Wednesday, and they’re right back in the hunt to advance.
Juventus are coming off a very important 2-1 win over Napoli, which saw Gonzalo Higuain find the back of the net against his former team. It was by no means the best game this team has played, but they got the job done and that’s the most important thing. Along with the usual stand-out performers, Juan Cuadrado put in an impressive display, pleading his case to make it into the regular starting lineup. Claudio Marchisio also featured as a late game sub, so he should be fresh for the upcoming game. Unfortunately, Giorgio Chiellini went down to injury early in the game so we have to add him to the list of unavailable players. Right now, that list also includes Marko Pjaca, Paulo Dybala and Rolando Mandragora.
Keep in mind, Juve plays Chievo on Sunday in their last game before the international break.
All things considered, who would you like to see start on Wednesday? Vote below! The results will be posted, as well as a few different takes on the lineup, including my own.
Remember, this is not what you expect the lineup to be, this is what you would do or what you would like to see.
Also, I really hope this doesn’t create a ‘quality of the MLS’ debate in the comments, but I feel it necessary to inform everyone that two former Juventino will be going head-to-head tonight in an MLS playoff match as Sebastian Giovinco, Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore and Toronto FC will be taking on Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard, David Villa and New York City FC at 7 p.m. EST. Yours truly will be at the game in the first row by one of the corner flags, so if you tune in you might see me screaming my head off on live TV.
Live results available here.