The Derby della Mole in Turin between Juventus and Torino isn't one whispered about as one of the biggest football rivalries around. Liverpool-Manchester United, Barcelona-Real Madrid, Bayern Munich-Borussia Dortmund are all spotlight-grabbing derbies. Even in Italy, the Derby della Madonnina between Inter Milan and AC Milan, the Deby del Sole between Napoli and Roma, and even for Juventus the Derby d'Italia between them and Inter are all easily bigger.
That doesn't mean that this battle between the two halves of Turin isn't important, though. It's a heated and bitter rivalry that's seen some knock-down, drag-out fights over the years, and this one should be no different.
With Juventus coming off the back of a potentially confidence-shattering loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, there's an opportunity at hand for Torino. If they come out hard, come out swinging, and don't let up, they can put Juventus on the back foot and get something out of this match. If they give Juventus time to settle into the match and get their legs back under them, though, Torino will deeply regret it by the end of the match.
Key player -- Paul Pogba (Juventus)
With much of Juventus' squad exhausted or walking wounded after a difficult run of matches in recent weeks capped off by that brutal extra-time match just a few days ago against Bayern, the bianconeri need their best player to step up more than ever. He's the one above all others on the team who can put Juventus on his back and drag them to glory, and if he stumbles it will create a huge opening for Torino to exploit.
What's at stake -- Gianluigi Buffon reaching the Serie A shutout record
As long as Juventus don't give up a goal in the first three minutes of the match, Buffon will be the new record holder in Serie A for consecutive minutes without giving up a goal at 930. It's a record that's stood for over 20 years, when Sebastiano Rossi went 929 minutes without giving up a goal for AC Milan in 1994. It's an incredibly impressive achievement, and Buffon fully deserves all the plaudits coming his way for it -- he's arguably the best Italian goalkeeper ever and one of the best goalkeepers ever of any nationality. This record just further cements his legacy.
Torino injuries and suspensions
Out: Danilo Avelar In doubt: Cesare Bovo, Alessandro Gazzi
Juventus injuries and suspensions
Out: Claudio Marchisio, Giorgio Chiellini, Martin Caceres In doubt: Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic
Match Date/Time: Sunday, 10 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. local
Venue: Stadio Olimpico di Torino, Turin, Italy
TV: beIN Sports (U.S.), Sky Calcio 1, Sky Sport 1 HD Italia (Italy), BT Sport Europe (U.K.), RAI International
Online: beIN Sports Connect, fuboTV (U.S.), Sky Go Italia (Italy), BT Sport Live Streaming (U.K.)