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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Lazio

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This is Juventus’ match squad for tonight’s game against Lazio:

There are injuries all over the place — both with players who are out of the squad entirely and players who are called up. There’s depth issues. There’s Under-23 players that we’ve seen for weeks now and some new names that we are still trying to figure out who they are.

It’s less than ideal. Very, very not ideal.

Yet, this is what Juventus has to deal with as Lazio makes their way to Turin tonight for another do-or-die kind of game with the Italian champions’ Scudetto hopes hanging on by a thread. Any more dropped points, like what happened the first time these two teams played, and another win by Antonio Conte’s crew in Milan will pretty much be the final nail in the coffin in Juve’s Scudetto challenge for the 2020-21 season.

So, that’s what at stake tonight.

It’s a big game. It’s also a big game before a big game.

This is the kind of situation that Juventus finds themselves in. It is far from ideal, far from what we might have expected from the team with the highest payroll in all of Italy and one that has won nine straight league titles, but it’s the reality that faces Andrea Pirlo right now.

MATCH INFO

When: Saturday, March 6, 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 (4-4-2/3-5-2): Szczesny; Cuadrado, Danilo, Demiral, Alex Sandro; Chiesa, Rabiot, Ramsey, Bernardeschi; Morata, Kulusevski

Juventus bench: Buffon, Pinsoglio, Bonucci, Dragusin, De Marino, Arthur, McKennie, Di Pardo, Fagioli, Peeters, Ake, Ronaldo

Lazio starting XI (3-5-2): Reina; Marusic, Hoedt, Acerbi; Lulic, Milinkovic-Savic, Leiva, Luis Alberto, Fares; Correa, Immobile

Lazio bench: Strakosha, G. Pereira, Patric, Pereira, Parolo, Escalante, Caicedo, Cataldi, Musacchio, Shehu, Akpa-Akpro, Muriqi

HOW TO WATCH

Television: TLN (Canada); FreeSports TV UK (United Kingdom)

Online/mobile: ESPN+ (United States); DAZN (Canada); DAZN, Sky Go Italia (Italy)

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