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The 2021–22 Serie A (known as the Serie A TIM for sponsorship reasons) is the 120th season of top-tier Italian football, the 89th in a round-robin tournament and the 12th since its organization under an own league committee, the Lega Serie A. Juventus are the nine-time defending champions.
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2021/22 Season Serie A Match Previews, Match Results and Reviews
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Both Edin Dzeko and Hakan Çalhanoğlu got a goal and an assist each against Genoa.
46’ Sent off
Verona’s Miguel Veloso is the first player to be sent off in Serie A this season.
Hakan Çalhanoğlu has a goal and an assist just 14 minutes into his Serie A debut for Inter:
A dream start.
Edin Dzeko’s game by numbers vs. Genoa:
6 touches in opp. box (most)
4 shots (most)
3 duels won
3 shots on target (most)
1 chance created
Off the mark for his new club.
Hakan Çalhanoğlu created more chances than any other player against Genoa (5).
He introduced himself to the other side of Milan with a goal and an assist.
Game is over and the final score is Inter 4: 0 Genoa.
Juventus squad for Udinese
Max Allegri has named his Juventus squad for the season opener against Udinese, including Manuel Locatelli, Kaio Jorge and Cristiano Ronaldo.
It kicks off on Sunday at 17.30 UK time at the Dacia Arena in Udine.
Weston McKennie sits out a ban, with Adrien Rabiot and Arthur injured.
Despite missing Thursday’s final pre-season friendly against the Under-23 side, Ronaldo is in the travelling party and expected to start upfront with Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala.
Also included are new signings Locatelli and Kaio Jorge, with Allegri confirming the ex-Sassuolo midfielder could potentially play 15 minutes tomorrow.
Juventus squad for Udinese: Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Perin; De Sciglio, Chiellini, De Ligt, Danilo, Cuadrado, Alex Sandro, Pellegrini, Bonucci, Rugani; Ramsey, Bernardeschi, Chiesa, Locatelli, Bentancur, Ranocchia, Kulusevski; Ronaldo, Morata, Dybala, Kaio Jorge
Fans of Italian football probably watched the aftermath of this summer’s European Championship with a warm glow of contentment about the state of Italian football, at least at international level.
But the domestic game has been rocked by several big-name departures, namely Gianluigi Donnarumma to Paris Saint-Germain, Achraf Hakimi to the same club and Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea.
According to Romano, Ronaldo asked Juve to bench him, he’s trying to find a solution on the market in the next couple days
Cristiano Ronaldo had a last-gasp winner for Juventus ruled out for offside - after he was left out of the starting XI.
The 36-year-old has a year left on his contract and asked manager Massimiliano Allegri to be benched as speculation continues to swirl about his future after it emerged earlier this week that he had been offered to Manchester City.
Ronaldo’s team-mates showed they can do fine without him early on, with Paulo Dybala arriving in the box to tuck home Rodrigo Bentancur’s centre on three minutes.
Juan Cuadrado then doubled the visitors’ advantage midway through the first half, with Dybala turning provider to fire an inch-perfect pass over the top of the home defence.
The Colombian collected it on the right wing and after driving into the box and beating Bram Nuytinck, he fired beyond Marco Silvestri into the far corner.
Udinese then halved the deficit just after the break after Wojciech Szczesny brought down Tolgay Arslan in the box after the goalkeeper failed to hold the midfielder’s shot, with former Watford man Roberto Pereyra tucked home the penalty.
Tammy Abraham made a sensational Roma debut with two assists in a 3-1 win over 10-man Fiorentina, but Bartlomiej Dragowski and Nicolò Zaniolo were sent off.
Tammy Abraham on his Roma debut:
Standing ovation from Roma fans
3-1 victory over Fiorentina
What a way to start life in Italy!
Venezia’s home kit finally made its long-awaited Serie A debut
Napoli have informed via their official website that Victor Osimhen has been given a two-game ban following his red card against Venezia on Sunday, August 22.
The Super Eagles striker took the walk of shame for struggling vehemently with his marker Venezia midfielder Daan Heymans in a corner kick situation.
Game is over and the final score is Verona 1-3 Inter.
Juventus 0 - 1 Empoli FT:
Newly promoted Empoli hand Juventus their first defeat of the post-Ronaldo era
Juventus have failed to win their opening two games of Serie A.
The last time they went without a win in their opening two games, was in 2015/16 whilst also under Allegri.
A rough start.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes he should be considered the equal of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the debate over the world’s greatest player.