It’s fair to say that the month of December will be a very busy and important one for Juventus, with the games coming thick and fast including seven overall in the calendar month, with a particularly eye-catching period being the first week of December. Let's take a closer look at the schedule:
December: The month ahead for Juve
First up for the Bianconeri is a trip to Napoli, who currently sit a-top of the Serie A standings. The game at the San Paolo is sure to be a mouth-watering encounter, and the action will kick off on Friday 1 at 20:45 CET.
Juve will have little time to rest as they are again on the road just four days later, as they travel to Athens in the Champions League to take on Olympiakos on Tuesday 5 (20:45 CET).
The match sees The Old Lady vying for qualification from Champions League Group D, in which they currently occupy second place, one point ahead of Sporting CP in third, who themselves travel to the Camp Nou to face leaders, Barcelona.
A win for Juve would guarantee knockout round passage while the Bianconeri will also move on if Sporting CP fail to win at the Camp Nou.
Again, in just four days’ time the Bianconeri host Inter Milan at the Allianz Stadium in the Derby d’Italia on Saturday 9 (20:45). The visitors are currently in second place in Serie A, and Juve will be hoping to pick up full points in another massive top-of-the-table clash.
After Inter, Juve will have their longest rest period during the month of December, as they have eight days to catch their breath before making the journey to Bologna on Sunday 17 (15:00 CET). Currently 8th in the table, this one will be a tricky trip on the road to Emilia-Romagna.
Three days after playing Bologna, Juve will make their Coppa Italia debut this season when they play Genoa at the Allianz Stadium on Wednesday 20 (20:45 CET). La Vecchia Signora have won the trophy in every season under Massimiliano Allegri’s tenure, and are aiming to win the competition for the fourth year running. CLICK HERE for ticket information.
Attention then turns back to league matters, as in three more days, Roma come to the Allianz Stadium on 23 December (20:45) for what is sure to be a festive encouter just two days before Christmas.
Juve emerged victorious at home against Roma also last December on a spectacular Gonzalo Higuain strike and they'll be looking for more of the same against the club currently fourth in the table.
Finally, Juve end the month of December and what will be an intense period of seven matches, with a trip to Hellas Verona on 30 December (20:45) to close out the month.