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Serie A preview: Is it time for another club to claim the Scudetto?

Sunday 19th August 2018

The world will be watching Serie A this season and for good reason. Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at Juventus transformed Lega Calcio into the must-watch competition this season. But it would be wrong to say Juventus are the only team worth watching. Chievo Verona proved that in yesterday's early start to the season. The Flying Donkeys nearly put one over on the seven-year champions, overcoming an early Sami Khedira goal to take a 2-1 lead. Ronaldo had some gilt-edged chances but it was down to Federico Bernardeschi to rescue an injury-time win for the Old Lady.

There's also Inter and AC Milan. The San Siro rivals are poised to ignite the Derby dellla Madonnina again after impressive moves during the transfer period, the latter while under a Champions/Europa League ban. There's Roma, a top-talent squad that still added 12 names. Carlo Ancelotti's home after nine years abroad. His Napoli debut began slowly but the squad found their rhythm in the second half to put Lazio down. Le Aguile will bounce back, though.

The mid-table and promoted teams offer promise, too, as Chievo proved. Cristiano Ronaldo will be the main attraction on Italian soil this season, but he won’t be the only one. Here's a look at all 20 clubs.

Serie A Fixtures
Juan Pablo Aravena

29-year-old sports analyst and journalist with over three years of experience in the industry. Writes about all kinds of sports from football to golf, but there is no question his biggest passion in life is football. Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Colo Colo fan.

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