Nobody has to show off their math skills when it comes to saying how many points Juventus need to book their ticket to the Champions League knockout phase. Sure, a win and three points would be the cherry on top to Juventus making Round of 16 with plenty of room to spare, but that’s not necessary. (Although it’s probably desired by a whole lot of people knowing that Juve are at home tonight.)
All Juve need is one point.
One single point.
It makes me think of something from my high school days.
Maybe Max Allegri needs one mic, one beat, one stage. Or, as is pretty much the norm with Allegri as your manager, you can just attach a crowd mic somewhere close to where he is standing and pretty much be able to pick up every single thing that he is saying.
No matter if we’re talking Max or Nas, tonight is about Juventus trying to beat Manchester United for the second time in the span of two weeks. Unlike last time where the talk was dominated by United’s current foibles under Jose Mourinho and the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford, the meeting at Allianz Stadium should be about Juve having one foot in the knockout round.
The stage is set for good times ahead.
Allianz Stadium is going to be rocking because that’s what it does whenever there’s a big-time Champions League fixture in Turin.
This is what they do.
All Juve need is one point. You know what to do now, guys.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
Where: Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy
Official kickoff time: 9 p.m. local time in Italy and across Europe; 8 p.m. in the United Kingdom; 3 p.m. Eastern Time 12 noon Pacific Time
Juventus starting XI (4-3-3): Szczesny; De Sciglio, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic, Bentancur; Cuadrado, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dybala
Juventus bench: Perin, Benatia, Matuidi, Barzagli, Mandzukic, Cancelo, Rugani
Manchester United starting XI (4-3-3): De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Lingard, Sanchez, Martial
Manchester United bench: Sergio Romero, Bailly, Darmian, Fred, Fellaini, Mata, Rashford
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