Juventus patron John Elkann hopes tonight’s clash with Roma can be talked about for the football. “Let’s set the controversy aside.”
The lead-up to this match has been even more fiery than usual due to the presence of Zdenek Zeman and his decades-long criticism of Juve.
“Roma are historic rivals and playing against them is always an exciting match,” said Elkann, one of the heirs to the Agnelli empire.
“Therefore, for one night, let’s set the controversy aside and focus on the football.”
While Juve might rotate the squad slightly for their Champions League commitments, Roma are not in Europe at all this season.
“We’ve started the competition well and it makes us very proud to see Juventus in the Champions League.”