Italian Serie A crests 2018-19
August 18, 2018-May 26, 2019 -- Italian Serie A season, Italy’s premier football competition.
Seven-time defending champions Juventus kick off the new season away to Chievo, while Napoli, who finished second last season, only four points behind the “Bianconeri”, face a tough clash away to Lazio, and Roma take on Torino.
Empoli, promoted back to Serie A after just one year of absence, face Cagliari, while fellow new boys Frosinone travel to Atalanta.
Parma, back in the top flight of Italian football after a stunning rise from Serie D following bankruptcy in 2015, host Udinese. However, Parma start the season with a five-point deduction after an investigation into potential match-fixing before a decisive Serie B match last season. Parma was permitted to return to Serie A but the player at the centre of the investigation received a two-year ban.