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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Bologna


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

I’m no math major, but I would consider things rather simple for Juventus when it comes to, finally, securing their seventh consecutive Scudetto. Three games remaining and six points necessary to wrap up yet another Serie A title. It’s that simple, folks. THAT FREAKIN’ SIMPLE.

But, as we’ve seen time and time again with this Juventus team this season, there is nothing really that simple about how they go about things.

Up a man for 70 minutes against Inter — nope, not simple!

Playing relegation battlers like SPAL and Crotone — nope, not simple!

Juventus seems destined to finish with a point total that stands in the mid-90s, but “routine” hasn’t exactly been a way to describe a good portion of their league games this season. Napoli has most definitely been one of the toughest Scudetto contenders over this current seven-year run, but even then that hasn’t prevented Juventus from being on the brink of another league title.

And have I mentioned that two of Juve’s final three games are going to be played in Turin?

This is the home stretch of the home stretch. If you want a Juventus fix, you better get it soon because we’re about to be in the land of transfer rumors and comments along the lines of “WHY THE HELL CAN’T THE SEASON GET HERE ALREADY?” in just a matter of weeks.

A win today means that Juve are that much closer to getting another Scudetto celebration on the final day of the Serie A season. It’s been a trend the last six years, a wonderful one at that. Another win and the reality of having a seventh one gets closer and closer to being a reality.

Maybe, just maybe, Juve get some more help, too.

That sure would be nice.

And in case you’ve forgotten what day in May it is today, here’s a rather popular Italian golfer who roots for the same team we do to remind all of you...

Ah, yes. The fifth of May. What a wonderful day that has been in the past and hopefully continues to be both this year and in the years and decades going forward.


When: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Where: Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy

Kickoff time: 8:45 p.m. local time in Italy; 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 (4-3-3): Buffon; Cuadrado, Barzagli, Rugani, Asamoah; Khedira, Marchisio, Matuidi; Dybala, Higuain, Alex Sandro

Juventus bench: Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Chiellini, Benatia, Lichtsteiner, Bentancur, Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa

Bologna starting XI (4-4-1-1): Mirante; Krafth, Romagnoli, De Maio; Mbaye, Nagy, Crisetig, Poli, Keita; Verdi; Avenatti


Television: beIN SPORTS USA, Rai Italia America (United States); beIN Sports Canada, Rai Italia America (Canada); BT Sport 2 (United Kingdom); PremiumSport HD, Sky Supercalcio HD, Sky Sport 1 HD Italia, Sky Calcio 1 (Italy)

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

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