Tuesday, 3 August 2010

[Fixture Changes] Serie A Week 1

The Lega Serie A has announced that Udinese against Genoa will open the 2010-11 Serie A season on Saturday 28 August.

Serie A 2010-11Fixtures for the new campaign were drawn up at a ceremony in Milan last week, with all the matches from the first round of the season scheduled for evening kick offs to avoid the August heat.

Genoa will travel to the Stadio Friuli at 1700 to kick off the new season, before Rome entertain newly-promoted Cesena at 1945.

Bari will host Juventus in Sunday's first game at 1700, followed by six matches at 1945.

Reigning champions Inter will have to wait until the Monday to begin the defence of their title against Bologna as the Nerazzurri have UEFA Super Cup commitments against Atletico Madrid on Friday 27 August.

The Serie A schedule will then return to its normal pattern from Week 2, albeit with a new Sunday 1130 kick-off time introduced from this season.

This means weekly matches will be spread over five kick-off times over a normal weekend. On Saturdays there will be one match at 1700 and another at 1945, and on Sundays, one match at 1130, six at 1400 and the final game at 1945.

All kick-off times listed here are UK time (+1 for Italy/CET). Fixtures and kick-off times are subject to change.

Serie A - Week 1
Saturday 28 August
Udinese v Genoa (1700)
Roma v Cesena (1945)
Sunday 29 August
Bari v Juventus (1700)
Chievo v Catania, Fiorentina v Napoli, Milan v Lecce, Palermo v Cagliari, Parma v Brescia, Sampdoria v Lazio (all 1945)
Monday 30 August
Bologna v Inter (1945)

Source: Lega Serie A

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