Remember last time, Pescara? Of course you do. When Juventus paid a visit back in November, it was the week after they'd experienced their first league defeat in fifty matches. They took out their anger on you poor, poor Dolphins, scoring six goals. Fabio Quagliarella even completed a hat trick. There was nothing pretty about that match.
This weekend's match follows the Old Lady's first defeat in Champions League play, a 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Juventus are going to be upset and they're going to look to take it out on an innocent bystander. Plus, Pescara, you're coming to their home. If they scored six against you at the Adriatico, how many will land in the back of the net in Turin?
That's why it's ok to just say no. Have Cristian Bucchi come up with a good excuse. The highways to Turin are lined with bandits, and he fears for the team's safety. The match up between first and twentieth is simply unfair and FICG is wrong to make you play. Every squad member came down with food poisoning, smuggled in by a Palermo spy. Be outrageous, be outlandish, but remember: an automatic 3-0 loss is probably better than actually facing Juve.
Juventus Injuries and Suspensions
Pescara Injuries and Suspensions
Do Pescara even have enough players to field a full squad and three substitutes? Maybe they can legitimately pull out of this match.
Match Date / Time: Saturday, April 6 at 6 p.m. local, 12 noon ET
Venue: Juventus Stadium, Turin
TV: Sky Calcio 1, ESPN UK, beIN Sport en Español, RAI Internazionale