One last away game, boys and girls. The finish line is near. There's just two more games to be played. One is today in Verona, the next will be at Juventus Stadium and will have a Scudetto ceremony attached to it for the fifth consecutive season. But to get to one, you have to go through the other. We can't just hit fast forward to Gigi Buffon lifting a trophy above his head right now.
And Juventus still has that task of going to the Bentegodi and trying to come away with their 25th win in the last 26 games. (Something tells me that's good, but I might have to seek confirmation. Stayed tuned, folks.)
It's first place vs. last place today in Verona. Seems like a simple matter, right? Well, it could be. But nobody wants to have a sub-par game or result right now even though the Scudetto has been in Juventus' hands for weeks. And nobody wants to see Juve leg a complete dud on Andre Barzagli's birthday because Andrea Barzagli is a wonderful, wonderful man.
That should sound like a pretty solid plan.
So, here we are, with only two whole games left on the Serie A schedule. There's of course one more game after that, a game that will hopefully see Juventus lock up a second consecutive domestic double, but the end of the season is as near as ever. There's only so much we can do now before we watch Italy do, well, Italy things — probably nothing good the way things are doing these days — at the Euros this summer.
Go out and be happy that a Juventus game is here. I say that because come the end of June we'll be longing for Juventus games to be back in our lives once again.
I don't know about you, but I feel like this gif/tweet will be used a decent amount of times in the future. Feel free to tell me if you think I'm wrong, but screaming Paul Pogba on the day of a game is one of the best Paul Pogba reactions there is.
Juventus XI (3-5-2): Neto; Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Daniele Rugani; Juan Cuadrado, Stefano Sturaro, Mario Lemina, Kwadwo Asamoah, Alex Sandro; Paulo Dybala, Simone Zaza
Juventus bench: Rubinho, Emil Audero, Giorgio Chiellini, Patrice Evra, Simone Padoin, Roberto Pereyra, Francesco Cassata, Andrea Favilli
Hellas Verona XI (4-5-1): Pierluigi Gollini; Eros Pisano, Matteo Bianchetti, Filip Helander, Urby Emanuelson; Pawel Wszolek, Luca Marrone, Federico Viviani, Artur Ionita, Luca Siligardi; Luca Toni
Hellas Verona bench: Ferdinando Coppola, Richard Marcone, Romulo, Samir, Bosko Jankovic, Gilberto, Dominik Furman, Vangelis Moras, Leandro Greco, Juanito Gomez, Luca Checchin
How to watch
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