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Juventus vs. Roma Part II

The Giallorossi and the Bianconeri once again face off renewing a rivalry which is one of the most lasting and bitter in the world of Italian football. Roma fans certainly think of Juventus as their sworn enemy making Juve good company with cross town boys Lazio. The first meeting of the season between these two ended a 2-2 draw at Stadio Olimpico, Roma. After an opening salvo by David Trezeguet in the 18th minute Roma took over on goals by Totti in the 30′ and 36′. Things looked good the for Giallorossi until the 88th when poor defending by the home side gave up the equalizer to Vincenzo Iaquinta.

Both sides should field more or less their strongest line ups today and I’m definitely looking forward to a excellent match. Lately Roma has been lacking losing to lowly Seina 0-3 and drawing Sampdoria 1-1 in their last 2 away matches. Time is right for Manager Luciano Spalletti to pull magic out of his hat encouraging the first XI to stay focused and stay ahead of the Old Lady. Perrotta has not been performing well perhaps we’ll see Giuly or Aquilani on for Roma. On the other side Mauro Camoranesi was back for Juventus last week scoring in their 2-1 win at Udinese however the question is not so much who but what formation and how many strikers will Claudio Ranieri play? Roma currently sit second in Serie A on 48 points, 4 points ahead of their third place opponents Juventus. Good form is a must as Roma hope to build momentum for the next match in mid-week, against Champions League opponents Real Madrid. Let the games begin hoping for more than a draw result this match day.

Match Day 23
Parma v. AC Milan
Inter v. Livorno
Fiorentina v. Catania
Siena v. Torino
Genoa v. Sampdoria
Reggina v. Udinese
Lazio v. Atalanta
Napoli v. Empoli
Cagliari v. Palermo

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