Italian Scudetto winners, Juventus FC, will be the centre of attraction today as popular pay TV company, StarTimes, brings live coverage of the Italian Super Cup encounter with Lazio at the Stadia Olympico.
Being the 30th editions of the cup, the question on the lips of many Italian football fans is: Can Juventus win their fifth Super Cup in seven years or will the Simone Inzaghi team finally get the better of them in this annual curtain-raiser?
Lazio qualified for this match because they were beaten by Juventus in last seasonâ€™s Coppa Italia Final and they are no strangers to facing the Italian champions in this curtain-raiser. This is the third time they will have to meet in the Super Cup in five years and Coach Massimiliano Allegri side seems ever prepared to have antidotes for Lazio.
Juventus last two Super Cup victories have both come against Lazio. Lazio have won the Super Cup three times before in their history, the most recent victory was in 2009. This weekend encounter looks like a tough one for them especially against Juventus in top form right now.
Though Lazio finished fifth place in Serie A last season they were 21 points behind winners Juventus. However, experts believe Lazio is pretty potent in attack but didnâ€™t have a defence to withstand stand much pressure.
Speaking on the 2017/2018 European League Season and the match fixtures, Brands and Marketing Director, StarTimes, Mr. Qasim Elegbede, said StarTimes is ever committed to delivering top quality football matches to its loyal fans and subscribers.
He said the acquisitions of sporting rights like the FIFA World Cup in over 48 territories in Africa and other sporting event such as the Serie A, Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Chinese Super League, Eredivisie was because their viewers and subscribers deserve quality sporting contents.
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