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Juventus vs. Lazio: 2019 Italian Super Cup TV Schedule, Live Stream

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistDecember 21, 2019

Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo holds the Supercoppa Italiana trophy after their final win against AC Milan at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in the  Saudi coastal city of Jeddah on January 16, 2019. (Photo by - / AFP)        (Photo credit should read -/AFP via Getty Images)
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The 2019 Supercoppa Italiana takes place on Sunday, with reigning Serie A holders Juventus ready to play Coppa Italia winners Lazio in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Juve are the Super Cup holders after defeating AC Milan 1-0 last season. The one-off match has been held outside of Italy for seven of the past 10 years.

It's the second consecutive season the Supercoppa has been held in Saudi Arabia after last year's game in Jeddah.

Extra-time and penalties will be played if the score is level at full-time.

                 

Date: Sunday, Dec. 22

Time: 7:45 p.m. local, 4:45 p.m. GMT, 11:45 a.m. ET

Venue: King Saud University Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

TV: BT Sport 2 (UK), ESPN Deportes, Rai Italia Nord America (USA)

StreamBT Sport AppESPN+

Odds: Juve 11-10, Lazio 14-5, draw 12-5 (via Oddschecker)

            

Preview

Juventus' Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini lifts the Supercoppa Italiana after winning the final between Juventus and AC Milan at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah on January 16, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP)        (Photo credit
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The Old Lady's dominance of Italian competition extends to the Super Cup, with Juve winning four of the past seven Supercoppa finals.

Lazio hold a Supercoppa win over the Turin giants in recent years thanks to a 3-2 victory in 2017 at the Stadio Olimpico.

The Eagles are the only side to defeat Juve this season after a 3-1 league win in Rome on Dec. 7. It's the Italian champions' only loss in all competitions since the beginning of the campaign.

Lazio are a dangerous side at present. A record of six wins in their last seven underline a steely focus in defence and attack.

Lazio's Italian forward Ciro Immobile eyes the ball during the Italian Serie A football match lazio Rome vs Juventus Turin on December 7, 2019 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP) (Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty I
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Simone Inzaghi's men have conceded fewer Serie A goals than the leaders this term, and Ciro Immobile's form in attack continues to impress.

The 29-year-old began his career at Juve, but after a journeyman career, the player is now Serie A's top scorer.

Immobile has 17 goals and five assists in Serie A this term, and he should be Lazio's primary threat on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner in last season's Supercoppa, and the iconic Portuguese will want to repeat last season's endeavour in Saudi Arabia.

Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) talks with Juventus' Italian coach Maurizio Sarri during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Udinese on December 15, 2019 at the Juventus Allianz stadium in Turin. (Photo by Isabella BONOTTO /
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According to Jonathan Spencer for MailOnline, Juve will take to the field in a one-off Arabic edition of their famous Bianconeri shirt with the players' names written in the local language on their backs.

Juve's chief revenue officer Giorgio Ricci said: "Through this choice, we want to pay tribute to a traditional art form."

The design is a collaboration with artist and Arabic calligrapher, Shaker Kashgari, and it offers Juve supporters in the Middle East a chance to see their heroes in a unique shirt.