Sure hopes this one goes a little bit bit higher than the final time Fiorentina rolled into Turin…
Sounds like a state of affairs to keep away from, proper?
Here we sit within the first weekend of November and Juventus, a lot deservedly so primarily based on how a lot of this season has gone, sits smack dab in the course of the league desk getting into tonight’s sport in opposition to Fiorentina. Yes, the identical Fiorentina that’s, to the shock of just about everyone, three factors forward of Juventus within the standings as we prepare for the subsequent worldwide break.
That, to many, makes this a way more attention-grabbing sport than it nearly all the time is to start with. And with Fiorentina in a a lot completely different place than they had been a yr in the past and even the final time they performed in opposition to Juventus, this match has all of a sudden turn into a a lot completely different proposition than what seemed to be a comparatively simple win on paper a yr in the past. (Hint: neither sport in opposition to Fiorentina really was … or something near it.)
Juventus, nonetheless technically in ritiro till after the Fiorentina sport, will likely be seeking to construct off the 4-2 win over Zenit St. Petersburg midweek to seal up a spot within the Champions League Round of 16. It was removed from what we noticed in opposition to Hellas Verona final weekend, a sport during which despatched Juve into ritiro within the first place and was the newest instance of simply how a lot work nonetheless must be finished to make this membership a title contender.
Max Allegri has spoken about how every home fixture Juventus has from right here on out is a must-win type of state of affairs. There’s just one approach to present that you’ll be able to take the supervisor’s phrases to coronary heart — and that’s to exit and win the primary sport after he’s stated such a factor. Today’s the day to attempt to just do that.
When: Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.
Where: Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy.
Official kickoff time: 6 p.m. native time in Italy and throughout Europe; 5 p.m. within the United Kingdom; 1 p.m. Eastern Time; 10 a.m. Pacific Time.
Juventus beginning XI (4-4-2): Perin; Danilo, Rugani, De Ligt, Alex Sandro; Chiesa, McKennie, Locatelli, Rabiot; Dybala, Morata.
Juventus bench: Pinsoglio, Israel, Cuadrado, Pellegrini, Bonucci, Chiellini, Arthur, Ramsey, Bernardeschi, Bentancur, Kulusevski, Kaio Jorge.
Fiorentina beginning XI (4-3-3): Terracciano; Odriozola, Milenkovic, Martinez, Biraghi; Bonaventura, Torreira, Castrovilli; Callejon, Vlahovic, Saponara.
Fiorentina bench: Rosati, Cerofolini, Terzic, Venuti, Nastasic, Igor, Maleh, Benassi, Duncan, Amrabat, Egharevba, Sottil
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