For the first time since May, Juventus will be taking the field together tonight. That game was worth three points and against a team that was already relegated to Serie B. This game will be worth absolutely nothing at all against one of Europe’s fellow heavyweights.
Sounds fun, right?
Juventus vs. Bayern Munich in Philadelphia tonight is the first leg of Juventus four-city United States tour that will take them to New Jersey, Atlanta and Washington D.C. as well. Juve aren’t at full strength, most notably when it comes to their star-studded attack, but they are in the United States to prepare for the Serie A season that will get underway the third weekend of August.
Tonight will probably see the starters play the first half and the first half only. Then comes, in all likelihood, a brand new team on the field come the second half. It’s pretty much the norm as Max Allegri slowly ramps things up toward the Serie A opener.
But, the positives of a late-July friendly are there.
- We get to see Emre Can in a Juve jersey for the first time.
- We get to see Joao Cancelo in a Juve jersey for the first time.
- We get to see Mattia Caldara in a Juve jersey for the first time.
- The Woj vs. Perin goalkeeper “battle” officially begins.
- JUVENTUS BACK!
OK, so it’s not totally a “JUVENTUS BACK!” situation. That’s in a couple of weeks and will be played in Italy, but we get to see a Juventus game for the first time since May tonight.
For that, I’m happy.
Now nobody get injured, please.
When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.
Kickoff time: 7 p.m. local time in Philadelphia and on the East Coast, 1 a.m. local time in Italy; 12 midnight in the United Kingdom; 4 p.m. on the West Coast
Juventus starting XI (4-3-3): Mattia Perin; Mattia De Sciglio, Daniele Rugani, Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Claudio Marchisio, Miralem Pjanic, Emre Can; Joao Cancelo, Andrea Favilli, Federico Bernardeschi
Bayern Munich starting XI:
HOW TO WATCH
Television: ESPNU (United States); Premier Sports (United Kingdom); Sky Supercalcio HD (Italy)
Online/mobile: ESPN3, WatchESPN app (United States); DAZN (Canada); Sky Go Italia (Italy)
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