Just five days without football, four matches on some nights and Juventus’ title decider against Lazio to take place on July 20… Serie A reveal new fixture list as they prepare for return to action on June 20
- Serie A teams will face two games a week once the league restarts on June 20
- The league will resume with the four matches postponed from previous rounds
- The potentially decisive match between Juventus and Lazio will be on July 20
Serie A teams will face two games a week for the rest of the season once the league restarts following the novel coronavirus stoppage, according to the fixture list published on Monday.
The league confirmed that it will restart on June 20 and finish on August 2 and there will be matches almost every day – with just five days without football – during that period as it completes the remaining 12 rounds of matches, plus four games outstanding, in just over six weeks.
Serie A has been suspended since March 9 because of the pandemic but the Government gave the green light for it to restart last Thursday.
Serie A confirmed on Monday that it will restart the season on June 20 and finish on August 2
Most weekend matchdays will run from Saturday to Monday and midweek rounds from Tuesday to Thursday.
Kick-off times will be 6.30pm or 8.45pm local time, although there will be some 4.15pm starts despite concerns from the players’ union about possible high temperatures.
The league will resume with the four matches postponed from previous rounds. Torino and Parma get the ball rolling on June 20 followed by Verona v Cagliari.
Serie A clubs are gearing up for return to action – Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo pictured training
Third-placed Inter Milan host Sampdoria the following evening while Atalanta entertain Sassuolo.
The first full matchday will be on June 22 with three games, including leaders Juventus at Bologna. Second-placed Lazio, who are one point off the top, will play their first game two days later with a tricky visit to fourth-placed Atalanta.
The potentially decisive match between Juventus and Lazio will be on July 20.
Juventus, chasing a ninth successive title, lead with 63 points from 26 games followed by Lazio (62), Inter Milan (54) and Atalanta (48). The three teams in the relegation zone are Lecce, SPAL and Brescia.
The start of the Serie A season will be preceded by the Coppa Italia semi-final second legs, possibly on June 13, with the final on June 17.
The potentially decisive match between Juventus and Lazio will be on July 20
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