There remains all of just three links to the Juventus squad that last played at Frosinone nearly a decade ago. (SERIOUSLY, IT HAS BEEN NINE YEARS.) It's pretty easy to figure who they are — one is the G.O.A.T., the other is a long and gangly defender who could be mistaken for a straight up nerd on the street and the last one is Juve's own homegrown captain-to-be.
Gianluigi Buffon. Giorgio Chiellini. Claudio Marchisio. Three of Juventus' pillars still around after all these years and so much roster turnover.
I bring this up because Juventus will be making its first trip to Frosinone since that season in Serie B this afternoon. With it comes the kind of situation we've been talking about for the last couple of weeks now. Juventus, at the very least, will keep pace with Napoli if they are to both win heading into next weekend's showdown at Juventus Stadium. Seeing as Napoli are hosting 19th-place Carpi at the same time as Juventus-Frosinone, then the chances of both clubs winning are quite possible.
Like, really, really possible.
But Juventus must take care of business today against the club that currently sits in 17th place if they want to have the opportunity to go up to first next weekend. One goes with the other. It's simple math here, folks.
I'll leave it at that. Go out there and win, Juventus. You know what to do.
Juventus XI: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Cuadrado, Sturaro, Marchisio, Pogba, Alex Sandro; Morata, Dybala
Juventus bench: Neto, Rubinho, Lichtsteiner, Rugani, Padoin, Lemina, Hernanes, Pereyra, Favilli
Frosinone XI (4-3-3): Leali; Rosi, Russo, Blanchard, Crivello; Gori, Chibsah, Sammarco; Tonev, D Ciofani, Dionisi
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