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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Cagliari

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The day where the games mean something are here.

Today is the day that the 2017-18 Serie A campaign officially begins.

And on the first day of the season, the first game of the new season just so happens to involve a team we know fairly well around these parts.

Serie A’s six-time defending champions are back and ready for another title defense. Juventus opens its season in just a short amount of time against Cagliari, officially beginning starting another season where expectations will be to dominate on the domestic front and do as much damage in Europe as is possible.

In other words: JUVENTUS BACK JUVENTUS BACK JUVENTUS BACK.

So, after weeks and weeks of transfer rumors, seeing players come and go and everything in between, we now get to watch Juventus play a game. An official game, too. No more preseason friendlies or anything like that. The games are for real now.

What will we get?

Well, that’s why we’e going to watch.

You know, three points sounds like a pretty good idea to me.

MATCH INFO

Location: Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy

Kick-off time: 6 p.m. local time in Italy; 5 p.m. in the United Kingdom; 12 p.m. on the East Coast; 9 a.m. on the West Coast

STARTING LINEUPS

Juventus starting XI (4-2-3-1): Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Rugani, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Marchisio, Pjanic; Cuadrado, Dybala, Mandzukic; Higuain

Juventus bench: Szczesny, Pinsoglio, De Sciglio, Benatia, Barzagli, Asamoah, Khedira, Matuidi, Douglas Costa, Bentancur, Sturaro, Bernardeschi

Cagliari starting XI: Cragno; Padoin, Andreolli, Pisacane, Capuano; Faragò, Cigarini, Ioniță; Barella; Farias, Čop

Cagliari bench: Crosta, Daga; Ceppitelli, Miangue, Romagna; Cossu, Dessena, João Pedro; Giannetti, Sau (Fifa 14 legend)

WATCH IT

TV: beIN Sports USA, RAI Italia America (United States); beIN Sports Canada, RAI Italia America (Canada); BT Sport Extra (United Kingdom); Sky Calcio 1, PremiumSport HD, Sky Supercalcio HD (Italy)

Online/Mobile: beIN SPORTS CONNECT USA, fuboTV (United States); beIN Sports CONNECT Canada, fuboTV Canada (Canada); SKY Go Italia, Premium Play (Italy)

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