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Saturday July 29 2017
Verona defeat Sampdoria

Hellas Verona beat Sampdoria in an all-Serie A friendly today thanks to a late Mattia Zaccagni strike.

The season formally begins on the weekend of August 20 and Verona are back in the top flight after one year in the wilderness.

These two will meet in the Serie A campaign, but this evening went head-to-head in Trento.

Gianluca Caprari and Dennis Praet had early chances, while Alessio Cerci drilled just wide, but Praet was unlucky to see his angled drive come off the upright.

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Saturday July 29 2017
Montella: 'Napoli-Juve for Scudetto'

Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella feels Napoli are the Serie A side to watch, while Juventus need time to adapt and he hails Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco.

You can read the rest of Montella’s interview with the Corriere dello Sport newspaper here and here.

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Thursday July 27 2017
Caceres set for Verona medical

Martin Caceres is returning to Serie A, as he will undergo a medical with Hellas Verona tomorrow, but could join Lazio in January.

The Uruguay international is a free agent after his contract with Southampton expired this summer.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the 30-year-old will have a medical with Verona on Friday and pen the contract.

This move is being conducted in synergy with Lazio, who will decide after six months whether to call him over to the Stadio Olimpico or leave him at Verona.

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Wednesday July 26 2017
Serie A: Roma-Inter brought forward

The first match of the 2017-18 Serie A season will be Juventus-Cagliari on August 19, while Roma-Inter is on Saturday August 26.

The full fixture list for the new campaign was drawn up this evening and you can find that HERE.

As it is August, the opening two rounds will be played in the evening to avoid the hot summer weather.

Champions of Italy Juventus start the season on home turf against Cagliari on Saturday August 19 at 17.00 UK time.

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Wednesday July 26 2017
Serie A 2017-18: Opening round

The opening round of the Serie A 2017-18 season has been drawn up, including Inter-Fiorentina, Crotone-Milan, Verona-Napoli and Atalanta-Roma.

Borja Valero faces his former teammates in the first weekend, while Verona-Napoli and Atalanta-Roma are among the highest-risk fixtures in Italy for crowd trouble.

There's also Roma v Inter in Week 2, so Luciano Spalletti's reunion and a very tough start for Eusebio Di Francesco's side.

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Wednesday July 26 2017
Serie A 2017-18 Fixtures

You can watch the live ceremony of the 2017-18 Serie A fixtures being drawn up this evening HERE.

And read the full calendar as it appears HERE.

The 2017-18 season gets underway on August 19-20, and will run until May 20, 2018; finishing early to give Italy time to prepare for the World Cup.

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Wednesday July 26 2017
Cassano offered job as singer

Antonio Cassano announced his retirement this week, but he has a new offer to become captain of the Italy Singer’s National team.

The forward had signed for Hellas Verona, but found being away from his family too much to bear after a year off the field and quit within two weeks of pre-season training.

“Dear Antonio,” wrote legendary singer Gianni Morandi on Facebook.

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Monday July 24 2017
OFFICIAL: Cassano retires again

Former Italy attacker Antonio Cassano has announced his retirement from professional football a second time in the space of a week.

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Sunday July 23 2017
Appreciating Jorginho

Though incredibly skilled and creative, Napoli’s Jorginho remains an under-appreciated commodity in Italy, argues Matthew Santangelo.

Roma’s Radja Nainggolan and Napoli’s Marek Hamsik are among the many gifted central midfielders that come to mind in Serie A. Needing no introduction, the two shoulder leadership responsibilities while also impacting their unit from the moment they step on to the pitch. However, for other class-A players like Jorginho, it takes a bit more mindfulness of his talent to grasp what a superbly gifted playmaker he truly is.

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Sunday July 16 2017
Cerci's rise and fall

Alessio Cerci went from the new Thierry Henry to the new Antonio Cassano and now Fantantonio’s teammate, writes Andrew Richardson.

Alessio Cerci is back in Serie A, but it is not the triumphant return everybody hoped for when he joined Atletico Madrid back in 2014. The then 26-year-old was signed by the Champions League runners-up with the expectation he would become another gem the Liga side would later sell on for a massive profit.

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