Serie A returns as Inter Milan look to defend their Scudetto. Much has been said of the financial limitations of Internazionale going into their title defence. Hakimi, Lukaku and manager Antonio Conte all departing over the off-season. AS Roma welcome Fiorentina to Rome, as Mourinho makes his managerial return in Serie A.
Crotone and Benevento were relegated last season after one season in the top flight, Parma also got relegated. Empoli, Salernitana and Venezia all got promoted from Serie B last season. Fans were welcomed back into Stadiums across the country albeit in limited numbers.
Serie A is on BT Sport (in Ireland & the UK at least) for the next 4 seasons, alternatively you can catch Highlights on the Serie A YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBJeMCIeLQos7wacox4hmLQ
Inter Milan 4:0 Genoa
Goals: Inter (M. Škriniar 6′, H. Çalhanoglu 14′, A. Vidal 74′, E. Dzeko 87′)
Hellas Verona 2:3 Sassuolo
Goals: Hellas (M. Zaccagni 71′ penalty, 90′), Sassuolo (G. Raspadori 32′, F. Djuricic 51′, H. Traorè 77′)
Hellas’ Veloso got sent off just before half-time after picking up a 2nd yellow card.
Empoli 1:3 Lazio
Goals: Empoli (F. Bandinelli 4′), Lazio (S. Milinkovic-Savic 6′, M. Lazzari 31′, C. Immobile 41′ penalty)
Torino 1:2 Atalanta
Goals: Torino (Belotti 79′), Atalanta (Muriel 6′, Piccoli 90′)
Bologna 3:2 Salernitana
Goals: Bologna (L. De Silvestri 59′, 77′, M. Arnautovic 75′), Salernitana (F. Bonazzoli 52′ penalty, M. Coulibaly 70′)
Neither team finished with a full 11, Bologna finished with 9 men after sending offs for Soriano & Schouten, while Strandberg was dismissed for the visitors.
Udinese 2:2 Juventus
Goals: Udinese (R. Pereyra 51′ penalty, G. Deulofeu 83′), Juve (P. Dybala 3′, J. Cuadrado 23′)
Napoli 2:0 Venezia
Goals: Napoli (L. Insigne 62′ penalty, E. Elmas 73′)
Osimhen was sent off in the 1st half for punching Heymans
Roma 3:1 Fiorentina
Goals: ASR (H. Mkhitaryan 26′, J. Veretout 64′, 79′), Fiorentina (N. Milenkovic 60′)
Both sides finished with 10 men, Dragowski got sent off for Fiorentina in the 1st half. Roma’s Zaniolo got sent off after 50 minutes.
Cagliari 2:2 Spezia
Goals: Cagliari (João Pedro 62′, 66′ penalty), Spezia (E. Gyasi 7′, S. Bastoni 58′)
Sampdoria 0:1 AC Milan
Goals: Milan (B. Diaz 9′)