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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Crotone

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Today marks the final time until likely the later days of August that we will see Juventus playing a game on the J-Stadium turf. It’s been quite a year at Juventus Stadium, to say the least. There have been plenty of goals, plenty of reasons to celebrate, plenty of wins to boast about no matter it’s been in domestic competition or in Europe.

One last win at Juventus Stadium this season and there will be a whole lot more reason to celebrate.

Juventus’ final home game of the 2016-17 campaign could very well see history take place come the final whistle. Of course, we hope that Juventus have, say, a two- or three-goal lead come the half so we can just jump around and party like the Juventus Stadium crowd for the better part of the next hour.

There will be no parade around Turin. But there’s the chance to do something that no other club has done before and make even more history than they have before.

And there’s no better place to do it than at home in front of your hometown fans.

Max Allegri and a handful of Juventus players who have been interviewed over the past few days have talked about treating today’s game like a cup final. It might sound odd to think about for some considering they are playing a team that is sitting in one of the three relegation spots. But it’s based on the fact that they don’t want to mess around with anything silly and leave the Scudetto undecided until the final game of the season.

Juventus want to win the title right now.

And to do that, they’ll need to win today.

Simple is as simple does, my friends.

Let’s go get three final points. Let’s go get a title for the sixth season in a row. Let’s witness some damn history.


Location: Juventus Stadium, Turin, Italy

Kick-off time: 3 p.m. local time in Italy; 2 p.m. in the United Kingdom; 9 a.m. on the East Coast; 6 a.m. on the West Coast


Juventus starting XI (4-2-3-1): Gianluigi Buffon; Dani Alves, Leonardo Bonucci, Medhi Benatia, Alex Sandro; Claudio Marchisio, Miralem Pjanic; Juan Cuadrado, Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic; Gonzalo Higuain

Juventus bench: Neto, Audero, Chiellini, Khedira, Mattiello, Barzagli, Lemina, Asamoah, Lichtsteiner, Sturaro, Rincon, Kean

Crotone starting XI (4-4-2): Cordaz; Rosi, Ceccherini, Ferrari, Martella; Rohden, Crisetig, Barberis, Nalini; Tonev, Falcinelli


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