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Serie A 2020-21: Preview, Schedule, How to Watch Online in the US

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Can veterans Buffon and Ronaldo keep Juventus atop the Serie A table? Alessandro di Marco/EPA.

Serie A has been dominated more so than any of Europe’s other major leagues in modern history, but Juventus’ search for a 10th straight Scudetto could prove to be their most difficult.

Cristiano Ronaldo has boosted the Bianconeri to successive title successes in his two seasons at the Old Lady, but questions loom large as to whether he can do so against in the 2020-21 campaign.

Juventus open their season at home to Sampdoria on Sunday, which will be Andrea Pirlo’s first coach not just as manager of the club, but as a senior coach in general:

Last season’s runners-up, Inter Milan, won’t be part of the opening matchday after they were a part of European competition late into August, also finishing as UEFA Europa League runners-up to Sevilla. Similarly, Lazio and Atalanta have seen their Week 1 fixture postponed, as have Serie B winners Spezia, who were slated to face Udinese in their top-flight debut:

2020-21 Serie A Week 1 Schedule

Saturday, September 19

Fiorentina vs. Torino, 12 p.m. ET
Verona vs. AS Roma, 2:45 p.m. ET, Rai Italia, live stream on fuboTV

Sunday, September 20

Parma vs. Napoli, 6:30 a.m. ET, ESPN2, live stream on fuboTV
Genoa vs. Crotone, 9 a.m. ET
Sassuolo vs. Cagliari, 12 p.m. ET
Juventus vs. Sampdoria, 2:45 p.m. ET

Monday, September 21

AC Milan vs. Bologna, 2:45 p.m. ET

Visit the Serie A official website to see the 2020-21 calendar in full.

Benevento and Crotone clinched automatic promotion from the second division and return to the top-flight fold following relatively short stays in Serie B. Filippo Inzaghi will be a familiar face to AC Milan fans who delighted in his talents as a player, but the Benevento boss will put loyalties aside as he chases first-tier survival for his team.

Juventus won the 2019-20 league title despite posting the fifth-best scoring record in the division (76 goals in 38 games). Atalanta led the field in that regard with 98 goals by the end of the campaign—at least 17 more than any other team—after a scintillating run to end the season. But signs are building that last year’s second-place club, Inter, could be ready for another firm challenge on the crown:

The other half of the San Siro, AC Milan, showed signs towards season’s end that they could be ready to recapture the glory days of old. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has brought a touch of class back at his former stomping ground (one of many), and some smart recruitment at the club in recent times is starting to pay dividends.

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