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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Roma

Benevento Calcio v Juventus - Serie A Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images

There are two important numbers heading into today’s game against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico in the Italian capital.

  1. Juventus needs one point to win the Scudetto.
  2. Juventus has 180 minutes or so left in the 2017-18 Serie A season.

That’s it. That’s all. It’s that simple.

It’s for the road for Juventus. Or is it one for the road ... on the road?

I don’t know.

All I know is that the place where Juventus is playing tonight is the same place where they were just celebrating a few days ago. This time, though, Juventus will be playing a team that calls the Stadio Olimpico home rather than in a one-off cup final in the Coppa Italia.

You know, just a little rivalry we like to call Juventus vs. Roma.

Good times ahead!


With Roma having already secured a top three finish with Inter’s loss to Sassuolo (lol) on Saturday, one of the two biggest themes going into the game is now a thing of the past. All attention will be now be solely on Juventus trying to wrap up their record-breaking seventh consecutive Serie A title. (Not that it wasn’t going to be like that before, but it’s going to be that way even moreso now.)

One single point is all Juventus needs to make this latest title official.

One hand is on the trophy already — and we’re not talking about the trophy that Juventus just won on Wednesday night in the Coppa Italia. This is the title that Juventus has been working toward since the late-summer days when the Serie A season got underway.

Please win, Juventus. Or, please get a point Juventus.

Either one works for me today. Just get it done.


When: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Where: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy

Kickoff time: 8:45 p.m. local time in the Italian capital; 7:45 p.m. in the United Kingdom; 2:45 p.m. on the East Coast; 11:45 a.m. on the West Coast


Juventus starting XI (4-2-3-1): zczesny; De Sciglio, Barzagli, Rugani, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic; Bernardeschi, Dybala, Mandzukic; Higuain

Juventus bench: Buffon, Pinsoglio, Chiellini, Benatia, Howedes, Lichtsteiner, Asamoah, Marchisio, Matuidi, Sturaro, Bentancur, Douglas Costa

Roma starting XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Florenzi, Fazio, Juan Jesus, Kolarov; Pellegrini, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Under, Dzeko, El Shaarawy


Television: beIN SPORTS USA, Rai Italia America (United States); beIN Sports Canada, Rai Italia America (Canada); BT Sport 1 (United Kingdom); Sky Sport 1 HD Italia, Roma TV, PremiumSport HD, Sky Calcio 1 (Italy)

Online/Mobile: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (United States); beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada, DAZN (Canada); BT Sport Live (United Kingdom); SKY Go Italia, Premium Play (Italy)

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