Watch Juventus Vs. UC Sampdoria Serie A Live Stream: Start Time, Preview, Ronaldo Returns To Juve Starting XI

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Less than a week after Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was supposed to have played his last Serie A match of 2018, as the Inquisitr reported, the Italian champion’s €112 million — that is, $130 million in U.S. cash — summer transfer purchase is set to make his second appearance in four days, despite having played more minutes than any other Juve player so far this season, when the runaway league leaders face ambitious, fifth-place Sampdoria in a match that will live stream from Turin.

To find out how to watch a live stream of the Serie A clash pitting table-topping Juventus against the surprising, fifth-place Sampdoria, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Central European Time at the 41,500-seat Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, on Saturday, December 28. In the United Kingdom, that kickoff time will be 11:30 a.m Greenwich Mean Time. Fans in the United States can log in to the live stream at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, or 3:30 a.m. Pacific. Fans in India can catch the live stream starting at 5 p.m. India Standard Time on Saturday.

Ronaldo actually started Wednesday’s away match against Atalanta on the bench, with Coach Massimiliano “Max” Allegri intending to rest the five-time Balon D’or winner. But after a pair of goals by Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata put the ninth-place side ahead by a goal with just over a half-hour to play, Allegri gave in to temptation and inserted Ronaldo into the game. The move paid off, as Ronaldo tallied a 78th minute goal, his 12th of the season per Soccerway stats, to rescue a point for the leaders, who appear a lock to take their eighth consecutive Scudeto.

But even with Ronaldo back in the starting XI against Sampdoria on Saturday, the visitors’ manager Marco Giampaolo says his team is not intimidated, and has its “own Ronaldo” in 35-year-old striker Fabio Quagliarella, according to Calcio Mercato. Quagliarella has recorded 11 goals this season.

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Cristiano Ronaldo returns to the starting lineup for Juventus on Saturday.Featured image credit: Tullio M. PugliaGetty Images

To watch a free live stream of the Juventus vs. UC Sampdoria Saturday showdown, fans can log in to the stream provided by WatchESPN, the online streaming portal for sports media giant ESPN. The WatchESPN streaming network is available with subscriptions to most cable or satellite TV providers, allowing fans to watch the Bianconeri vs. Blucerchiati showdown for free.

To view the Juventus vs. UC Sampdoria live stream for free, without credentials, fans can sign up for a free trial of a multi-channel live TV streaming package such as Sling TV, YouTube TV, or Fubo TV. Those internet TV services require credit card information and subscription fees, but they all offer free seven-day trial periods. If the subscription is canceled prior to the expiration of that free week, fans can watch the top-five Serie A battle streamed live at no charge.

Internationally, the Juventus-Sampdoria match will be available in many regions worldwide via Facebook Live.

In the United Kingdom, the live stream will be carried by Eleven Sports. In Italy, the game will be streamed live by Sky Go Italia. In Canada, every 2018-2019 Serie A match will be streamed live on the DAZN sports platform — while in India, Sony LIV will carry the match.

Throughout much of Africa, Super Sport will live stream the game, while in the Caribbean — and in numerous smaller countries around the world — Inter-Napoli will stream only via Serie A Pass.

To watch a free live stream of the match, make sure to consult LiveSoccerTV.com.