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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Napoli

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Big game. Important game. Hopefully another game that sees Juventus winning at the final whistle.

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No more waiting. No more sitting around and watching the seconds and minutes tick off the clock on our walls. The time for Juventus and Napoli to kickoff in the biggest game of the Serie A season to date is officially upon us. This is good, because waiting for important things to happen can be a pain in the you-know-what.

Juventus-Napoli is here. And for the next couple of hours we're probably going to be a nervous wreck, maybe — or hopefully depending on how you're looking at things — experience some joy and potentially celebrate another three points.

As just about everybody surrounding the game has said during the build up, this game won't be the defining moment or one singular moment that decides the Scudetto race. But, at the same time, Juventus can not only give the club their first legitimate stay atop the league table this season. Nothing like, "We're only here for a couple hours maybe." or anything like that, folks. It's the real deal.

But, the thing that needs to happen that gets them there is a Juventus win.

And it will be against an opponent that is having just an impressive last six weeks as their opposition.

This is the 1-2 matchup that everybody was hoping to see when the calendar flipped to 2016 and the two teams started to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. There's no argument when it comes to the best two clubs in Italy right now. And, for a little bit of a change of pace, this Scudetto race looks to be going down until the last couple of rounds, not over and done with when we can still count the remaining number of games on two hands.

Juventus vs. Napoli, man. This should be a doozy.

You tell me because I really can't decide right now. I don't know what to think other than Juventus better win or else I will be grumpy for the better part of the next week. Or maybe Juve can just go ahead and win 4-0 and all this stress and worry rolling around in my head is gone instantaneously.

Lineups

Juventus XI (4-4-2): Buffon, Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Bonucci, Evra, Cuadrado, Khedira, Marchisio, Pogba, Dybala, Morata

Juventus bench: Neto, Rubinho, Rugani, Romagna, Alex Sandro, Padoin, Sturaro, Hernanes, Pereyra, Zaza, Favilli

Napoli XI (4-3-3): Reina; Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Higuain, Insigne

Napoli bench: Gabriel, Rafael, Strinic, Valdifiori, Maggio, Mertens, Regini, David Lopez, Chiriches, Gabbiadini, El Kaddouri, Chalobah

How to watch

TV: beIN Sports (United States, Canada); BT Sport Europe (United Kingdom); Sky Supercalcio HD, SKY Go Italia, Sky Sport 1 HD Italia (Italy)

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

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