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TEAM PROFILES

AC Milan, Atalanta, Benevento, Bologna, Brescia, Cagliari, Cremonese, Crotone, Empoli, Fiorentina, Genoa, Hellas Verona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Lazio, Lecce, Monza, Napoli, Parma, Roma, Salernitana, Sampdoria, Sassuolo, SPAL, Spezia, Torino, Udinese, Venezia

RESULTS

Matchday 1

Sampdoria 0-2 Atalanta
AC Milan 4-2 Udinese
Monza 1-2 Torino
Lecce 1-2 Inter Milan
Fiorentina 3-2 Cremonese
Lazio 2-1 Bologna
Spezia 1-0 Empoli
Salernitana 0-1 Roma
Hellas 2-5 Napoli
Juventus 3-0 Sassuolo

CURRENT TABLE

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 SSC Napoli 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 3
2 Juventus 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 3
3 AC Milan 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 3
4 Atalanta 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3
5 Fiorentina 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 3
6 Inter Milan 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
7 Lazio 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
8 Torino 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
9 Roma 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
10 Spezia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
11 Cremonese 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0
12 Bologna 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
13 Lecce 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
14 Monza 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
15 Empoli 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
16 Salernitana 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
17 Udinese 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0
18 Sampdoria 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
19 Verona 1 0 0 1 2 5 -3 0
20 Sassuolo 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Matchday 2

Torino vs Lazio
Udinese vs Salernitana
Inter vs Spezia
Sassuolo vs Lecce
Napoli vs Monza
Empoli vs Fiorentina
Bologna vs Hellas
Atalanta vs AC Milan
Roma vs Cremonese
Sampdoria vs Juventus

COPPA ITALIA

Cagliari 3-2 Perugia
Udinese 2-1 Feralpisalo
Lecce 2-3 Cittadella
Sampdoria 1-0 Reggina
Pisa 1-4 Brescia
Spezia 5-1 Como
Empoli 1-2 SPAL
Torino 3-0 Palermo
Venezia 2-3 Ascoli
Verona 1-4 Bari
Salernitana 0-2 Parma
Monza 3-2 Frosinone
Genoa 3-2 Benevento
Modena 3-2 Sassuolo
Cremonese 3-2 Ternana
Bologna 1-0 Cosenza

Spezia vs Brescia
Genoa vs SPAL
Parma vs Bari
Udinese vs Monza
Sampdoria vs Ascoli
Bologna vs Cagliari
Cremonese vs Modena
Torino vs Cittadella

HISTORY AND FORMAT

Serie A, the Italian top flight, kicked off in 1929. The league is known for its emphasis on tactics and defensive rigour with matches played at a slower pace than the other top divisions in Europe. Serie A teams enjoy a winter break and also contest the Coppa Italia.

Twenty sides fight it out each year to lift the scudetto. The top four qualify automatically for the Champions League, whilst the bottom three are relegated to Serie B.

Juventus of Turin are the most decorated side with 36 league victories, but last year it was AC Milan who triumphed for the first time in a decade. This put them level with rivals Inter Milan on 19 titles each. Inter did manage to win the cup, however, thanks to a hugely entertaining 4-2 win over Juventus in the final. The Serie A all-time top scorer is Silvio Piola with 274 goals.

ROLL OF HONOUR

36 Juventus 19 Inter Milan, AC Milan 9 Genoa 7 Torino, Bologna, Pro Vercelli 3 Roma, 2 Napoli, Lazio, Fiorentina 1 Sampdoria, Hellas Verona, Cagliari, Novese, Casale

14 Juventus 9 Roma 8 Inter Milan 7 Lazio 6 Fiorentina, Napoli 5 AC Milan, Torino 4 Sampdoria 3 Parma 2 Bologna 1 Vicenza, Atalanta, Venezia, Genoa, Vado

QUIZZES

WHO’S COMING UP?

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Reggina 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 3
2 Brescia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3
3 Palermo 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3
4 Cittadella 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1 3
5 Ascoli 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
6 Genoa 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
7 Cosenza 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
8 Frosinone 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
9 Bari 1 0 1 0 2 2 +0 1
10 Parma 1 0 1 0 2 2 +0 1
11 Cagliari 1 0 1 0 1 1 +0 1
12 Como 1 0 1 0 1 1 +0 1
13 Pisa 1 0 0 1 3 4 -1 0
14 Ternana 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
15 Venezia 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
16 Benevento 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
17 Modena 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
18 SPAL 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0
19 Perugia 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
20 Südtirol 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0

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