Watch Fiorentina Vs. Juventus Live Stream: Start Time, Preview, Cristiano Ronaldo Joins Bitter Serie A Rivalry

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Cristiano Ronaldo is getting his first taste of what is perhaps Italy’s most bitter Serie A rivalry, as Football Italia reports, when the unbeaten Juventus travel to Florence to face 10th-place Fiorentina, in a grudge match where each team’s position on the table hardly seems to matter. In truth, the rivalry is largely a one-way affair, with Fiorentina fans still holding fresh memories of Juve snatching away league and European titles in the early 1980s, as well as snatching away players such as the legendary Roberto Baggio in 1990. The Tuscan side gets another chance for revenge Saturday in the match that will live stream from the Artemio Franchi.

To find out how to watch a live stream of the Serie A Round 14 match on Saturday, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. Central European Time at the 43,000-seat Stadio Comunale Artemio Franchi in Florence, Italy. In the United Kingdom, kickoff can be seen at 5 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time. Fans in the United States can log in to the live stream at noon Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, or 9 a.m. Pacific, while fans in India can catch the live stream starting at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday night.

Juventus has won 81 matches between the two clubs, with Fiorentina taking 37 victories with 56 matches drawn, per SB Nation. Of the most recent 10 games, Juve have won seven, with the Violets winning a pair and one drawn. But this time, the defending champs bring the world’s best player to the dance — creating a whole new task for the hosts to get through.

“It’s my second season in Italy and I have seen many great strikers, I recently duelled with Icardi and Dzeko just to name two, but Ronaldo is from another planet,” said Fiorentina defender Vitor Hugo, whose task will be to contain the global superstar, per Calcio Mercato. “With that said, he is still a human and the task of us defenders is to stop him, as well as Mandzukic and Dybala. Juve is not just Cristiano, it is a team with immense quality.”

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Saturday will be Cristiano Ronaldo's first chance too make an impact on the Fiorentina-Juventus rivalry.Featured image credit: Emilio AndreoliGetty Images

To watch a free live stream of the Fiorentina vs. Juventus Saturday Serie A grudge match, use the stream provided by ESPN+, the online subscription service of sports media giant ESPN. The ESPN+ streaming network costs $4.99 per month but comes with a seven-day free trial. If the trial is canceled before the week-long period expires, fans can watch the Gigliati vs. La Vecchia Signora clash at no charge.

Fans who prefer an Italian-language stream of the Fiorentina-Juventus match can log in to Rai Italia America to watch the game online.

In the United Kingdom, the live stream is set to be carried by Eleven Sports. In Italy, the match will be streamed live by Sky Go Italia. In Canada, every 2018-2019 Serie A game will be streamed live on the DAZN sports platform there. And in India, Serie A Pass will be the only source for the live stream of the Round 14 match on Saturday in Florence.

Throughout the Caribbean — and in numerous smaller countries around the world — the game will stream only via Serie A Pass. For a comprehensive list of other outlets around the globe that may carry a live stream of ACF Fiorentina vs. Juventus FC, be sure to check LiveSoccer TV.