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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Inter Milan

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FC Juventus v Espanyol: Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

For the second time this season, Juventus will be stepping into quite a hostile environment. Forget the form of Inter Milan for a second here. When Juventus comes to town, it’s usually a full house. When Juventus makes its way to the San Siro and the thousands upon thousands in attendance are completely against them, it’s loud, it’s raucous and it’s probably one of the biggest crowds sans-Milan derby that will pack the old stadium all season.

It also makes it that much more fun to come away with all three points.

Okay, so that is clearly a comment from a Juventus supporter. Guilty as charged! But the fact still remains that even in a rivalry game where it’s two teams who don’t have one bit of liking toward one another playing, the target is on Juve’s back. (It always will be. Funny how that works when you’ve won five straight league titles, isn’t it?)

You’ve got Good vs. Evil. You’ve got arguably three of the best Argentinian strikers going right now non-Leo Messi category all likely to be on the field at once. There’s more to list, but dammit, we’ve got a game to watch in just a short amount of time. No more talking. It’s time to rumble at the San Siro. May Juventus exit the game in the same kind of fashion as they entered the weekend.

That would be this, in case you didn’t already know: Still perfect in Serie A.

It’s Derby d’Italia day, folks. There are few days around that can rival this one. (Right?)

There are good tweets. And then there are tweets that get you pretty damn fired up. This would be a tweet that is categorized with the latter.

STARTING LINEUPS

Juventus XI (3-5-2): Gianluigi Buffon; Medhi Benatia, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini; Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sami Khedira, Miralem Pjanic, Kwadwo Asamoah, Alex Sandro; Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic

Juventus bench: Neto, Emil Audero, Andrea Barzagli, Daniele Rugani, Dani Alves, Patrice Evra, Hernanes, Mario Lemina, Juan Cuadrado, Marko Pjaca, Gonzalo Higuain

Inter Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Sami Handanovic; Danilo D’Ambrosio, Miranda, Jeison Murillo, Davide Santon; Joao Mario, Gary Medel; Antonio Candreva, Ever Banega, Eder; Mauro Icardi

Inter Milan bench: Juan Pablo Carrizo, Felipe Melo, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Rodrigo Palacio, Stevan Jovetic, Jonathan Biabiany, Andrea Ranocchia, Assane Demoya Gnoukouri, Ivan Perisic, Yuto Nagatomo, Yao, Senna Miangue

WATCH IT

TV: beIN SPORTS USA, RAI International (United States); beIN Sports Canada, RAI International (Canada); BT Sport 2 (United Kingdom); Sky Calcio 1, Sky Supercalcio HD, Sky Sport 1 HD Italia (Italy)

Online: beIN SPORTS CONNECT U.S.A., fuboTV (United States); beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada, fuboTV Canada (Canada); BT Sport Live Streaming (United Kingdom); SKY Go Italia (Italy)

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