And now, with the Juventus contingent still at full strength, the game gets taken up a couple of levels.
Or, at least, that is the theory.
The Round of 16 at Euro 2016 is here. And with it comes the win-or-go-home stipulation that no team that has made it this far wants to see happen come the end of 90 minutes of regular time. Two Juventus players will be in action today, with Stephan Lichtsteiner and Switzerland opening the day's schedule against Poland and Mario Mandzukic and Croatia facing Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal to wrap up the first day of the Round of 16.
Not a bad way to spend a little Saturday, isn't it?
And, no, they probably won't be worried about whether Sami Khedira is on holiday in Mallorca. They will save those kinds of things for another round of Scudetto celebrations next season.
Switzerland vs. Poland
Location: Stade Geoffrey-Guichard, Saint-Étienne, France
Kick-off time: 15:00 CET, 9:00 AM Eastern, 6:00 AM Pacific
Available TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes (United States); TSN1, TSN5, TSN4 (Canada); BBC One UK (United Kingdom)
Available online streaming: ESPN3/WatchESPN (United States); BBC iPlayer (United Kingdom)
Croatia vs. Portugal
Location: Stade Felix-Bollaert, Lens, France
Kick-off time: 21:00 CET, 3:00 PM Eastern, 12:00 PM Pacific
Available TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes (United States); TSN3, TSN1, TSN5 (Canada); ITV1 UK (United Kingdom)
Available online streaming: ESPN3/WatchESPN (United States)
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