An international break awaits all clubs. Juventus, thanks in part to its win over Fiorentina seven days ago, can go into the first international break of the season in the exact of shape as it did a season ago.
Trying to make things 2 for 2 to start the season is Juve’s goal against Lazio this evening at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. That would be six points out of six — something that Juventus did the polar opposite of last season as the club stumbled out of the blocks.
Juventus vs. Lazio, much like Juventus vs. Fiorentina, is one of the week’s big-time clashes. It’s part of a tough early-season schedule that the lovely Serie A people decided was a good idea. (Or maybe it was random. Maybe would should pretend it’s random.) One down, hopefully another one to go. Starting the season 2 for 2 would be absolutely wonderful, but that’s just me.
So off to the Olimpico we go once more — a place that has been kind, cruel and everything in between over the years.
But a second-week win over a Rome-based team would certainly be a wonderful thing to have happen — especially going into the international break. Last year, that didn’t happen. This season should just be the opposite. At least the start of the season, that is.
Juventus vs. Lazio
Location: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
Kick-off time: 6 p.m. local time in Italy; 5 p.m. in England; 12 noon on the East Coast; 9 a.m. on the West Coast
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