Serie A

2021/21 Serie A fixtures: Inter begin Scudetto defence against Genoa

Defending champions Inter Milan will meet Genoa on the opening day of the 2021-22 Serie A season, while Juventus are away at Udinese.

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Serie A fixtures: Inter to start Scudetto defence against Genoa

Serie A champions Inter Milan will begin their title defence with a home match against Genoa. Fixtures for the 2021-22 season were announced on Wednesday, with the side now coached by Simone Inzaghi guests at San Siro on the opening day.

Milan and Juve away from home

That means city rivals AC Milan, who ended as runners-up last year, will begin with an away contest against Sampdoria in the week ending 22 August. Juventus, meanwhile, will start their bid to regain the Scudetto under Massimiliano Allegri with an away fixture against Udinese. The Old Lady host Empoli in week two before a crunch clash away to Napoli on matchday three. A tricky start continues for Allegri as he will then face former club Milan, with Juve at home for that huge clash on matchday four.

Inzaghi will take on former club Lazio for the first time on week eight, a week before the first Derby d'Italia against Juve the following matchday, week ending 24 October. The first Milan derby of the new season has provisionally been scheduled for the weekend of 7 November, which is week 12 of the campaign. Inter play Milan for the second time on 6 February with their second contest against Juve coming towards the end of the season on 3 April.

Should the title race go down to the last day of the season, Inter end their league campaign at home to Sampdoria, while Juve travel to Fiorentina and Milan face Sassuolo.

Serie A week one fixtures

Bologna v Salernitana
Cagliari v Spezia
Empoli v Lazio
Verona v Sassuolo
Inter v Genoa
Napoli v Venezia
Roma v Fiorentina
Sampdoria v Milan
Torino v Atalanta
Udinese v Juventus