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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Roma

Guess what? It’s another big game.

Juventus v UC Sampdoria - Serie A Photo by Sportinfoto/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

After two weeks of waiting, we get Juventus back in our lives today.

This is good because international breaks are full of worry of injuries, over-analysis of transfer rumors that are basically there to fill the pages of sports papers that suddenly don’t have any games to write about. And, most important of all, there’s simply no Juventus in our lives after we get the first post-international stretch of games in the 2021-22 season.

That’s all over now ... until the next international break arrives early next month.

On this return to the field for Juventus, we get another doozy of a game. Not only is Roma coming to town, but we also get a Roma squad that has started the season well and is led by a certain Jose Mourinho. Combine that with Juventus’ improved results and some interesting results already this weekend and Max Allegri’s squad are definitely in need of more points because of course they are.

That’s just what happens when you have to climb your way up the table each and every week after such a terrible start to the season like Juve had.

But now we get the chance to see what Juventus can do so far removed from its last win right before the international break. Can Allegri’s squad keep the momentum going and move up another couple of spots in the table? Will Roma be the side that was unbeaten through the first three Serie A matches and was impressing under their new manager or the team that has allowed a combined six goals in their last two losses?

There’s a lot of questions to answer, and hopefully it’s more good news than bad news when it comes to those related to Juventus tonight.

MATCH INFO

When: Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021

Where: Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy.

Official kickoff time: 8:45 p.m. local time in Italy and across Europe; 7:45 p.m. in the United Kingdom; 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time; 11:45 a.m. Pacific Time.

STARTING LINEUPS

Juventus starting XI (4-4-2): Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, Chiellini, De Sciglio; Cuadrado, Bentancur, Locatelli, Bernardeschi; Chiesa, Kean

Juventus bench: Perin, Pinsoglio, Alex Sandro, Pellegrini, Rugani, Arthur, Ramsey, McKennie, Kulusevski, Morata, Kaio Jorge.

Roma starting XI (4-2-3-1): Rui Patricio; Karsdorp, Mancini, Ibanez, Vina; Cristante, Veretout; Zaniolo, Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan; Abraham.

HOW TO WATCH

Television: TLN (Canada); BT Sport 1 (United Kingdom).

Online/mobile: Paramount+ (United States); BTSport.com, BT Sport App (United Kingdom); DAZN (Italy).

Other live viewing options can be found here, and as always, you can also follow along with us live and all the stupid things we say on Twitter. If you haven’t already, join the community on Black & White & Read All Over, and join in the discussion below.