AC Milan vs Juventus and Paris Saint Germain vs Marseille at 2:45pm ET: Open Thread
For viewers in the United States, the Serie A match between AC Milan and Juventus will kick off at 2:45pm ET on Sunday, March 2, 2:45PM, beIN SPORTS, and DishWorld, while Paris Saint-Germain against Marseille will be shown live on beIN SPORTS Play at the same time.
The fixture between Milan and Juventus is typically one of the most hotly anticipated on the Italian football calendar, and whilst Milan may be loitering down in the lower reaches of Serie A, it still maintains a certain sense of grandeur.
The San Siro will play host to this one, as Clarence Seedorf faces his first “big” home game as AC Milan boss in Serie A. Since his appointment, the mood about AC Milan has become much more positive. As for the results? They’ve gone from downright awful to pretty inconsistent, with Milan having won two, drawn one and lost two of their last five games.
Programming note: For viewers in the United States, AC Milan vs Juventus will be shown live on beIN SPORTS and Dishworld at 2:45pm ET on Sunday. Even if you don’t have a TV subscription to beIN SPORTS or beIN SPORTS Espanol, you can access those channels via online streaming service DishWorld for $10/month. Read our review of DishWorld. And sign up for DishWorld via their website.
“Awful” and “inconsistent” are not words you could use to describe their opponents, though. Antonio Conte’s side are a runaway train atop of Serie A and will be coming into this one fresh off the back of a win in the Turin derby last weekend and a midweek victory in the Europa League.
Juve will be without their talismanic midfielder Arturo Vidal for this one, but in Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba and Claudio Marchisio, they have a wealth of midfield riches to call upon.
Whilst the result of this one looks unlikely to have little bearing on the respective finishing position of either side, the Milan fans should create a marvellous atmosphere. If their team can respond accordingly, we’ll be set for a cracking contest.
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