As we’ve come to find out with Juventus and the Champions League group stage, nothing should be taken for granted. Easy opponents? No those don’t exist. No matter who they play, where they play, when they play, Juventus don’t exactly make things easy for themselves come the six-game group stage.
When the Champions League anthem sounds at Juventus Stadium a 8:45 p.m. local time tonight in Turin, Juventus will try to start to the group stage in the same kind of fashion it did 12 months ago. It won’t be Álvaro Morata getting the game-winning goal this time. Rather, new signing Gonzalo Higuain looking to make his first mark on the European stage in a Juventus jersey.
Of course, that’s all easier said than done. Sevilla, while the multiple-time defending Europa League champions, are under new management and looking to make their own kind of stamp in the season’s first Champions League game of the season.
Sounds like a nice little way to spend a Wednesday night, doesn’t it? I sure as hell hope so. (It would be even better if Juventus win, but that’s obviously something that’s completely out of our hands.)
Say it with me now...”THE CHAMPIOOOOOOONS!!”
Juventus vs. Sevilla
Location: Juventus Stadium, Turin, 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
TV: beIN SPORTS USA, RAI International (United States); beIN Sports Canada, RAI International (Canada); BT Sport ESPN (United Kingdom); Sky Supercalcio HD (Italy)
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