Today is the day that Juventus officially captures their eighth straight Scudetto. Unless it isn’t.
Sounds pretty easy to figure out, right?
All that stands between Juventus and clinching the club’s eighth consecutive Serie A title is a point. One single point. Juve can either record a draw against SPAL in Ferrera this afternoon and clinch the title or, as maybe some of us would prefer against a bottom-third side, a win would wrap things up as well.
It doesn’t matter what Napoli does. Not like last weekend where a Juventus win and a Napoli loss meant that the title is staying in Turin for another season. This time around, the way to the title revolves solely around what Juventus does — and that’s the way we like.
It keeps things easy to remember. Not much math needed.
That’s why we will keep it short heading into today’s visit to Ferrara. It’s been a relatively anticlimactic couple of months when it comes to league proceedings simply because there’s a giant Serie A lead between Juventus and Napoli. All of the “excitement” — if you want to call it that — has been for the other Champions League spots, not the title race.
So, what seems like has been inevitable for months now will possibly come to an end in one of Juventus’ final away matches of the 2018-19 season.
And maybe we’ll get to see one of the many youngsters Max Allegri has called up from either the Juventus Under-23 team or the club’s primavera squad make their first-ever senior squad start.
Or maybe we’ll get to see Moise Kean do some more dancing and keep this incredible streak of form he’s on going.
Or maybe we’ll get a whole bunch stuff to happen so that it’s not just some ho-hum and relatively boring match that sees Juventus clinch its eighth straight title and make some more history in the process.
OK, so maybe I’ll side with Moise dancing. I sure do love Moise dancing.
When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Where: Stadio Paolo Mazza, Ferrara, Italy
Official kickoff time: 3 p.m. local time in Italy and across Europe; 2 p.m. in the United Kingdom; 9 a.m. Eastern Time; 6 a.m. Pacific Time
Juventus starting XI (4-4-2): Perin; De Sciglio, Barzagli, Gozzi, Spinazzola; Cuadrado, Bentancur, Kastanos, Cancelo; Dybala, Kean
Juventus bench: Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Khedira, Alex Sandro, Bonucci, Bernardeschi, Mavididi, Nicolussi-Caviglia
SPAL starting XI (4-4-2): Viviano; Bonifazi, Cionek, Vicari, Fares; Lazzari, Missiroli, Schiattarella, Murgia; Petagna, Floccari
SPAL bench: Gomis, Fulignati, Simic, Antenucci, Regini, Valdifiori, Dickmann, Felipe, Costa, Paloschi, Nikolic, Rizzo Pinna
HOW TO WATCH
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