Official: Serie A from September 19 to May 23

Official: Serie A 2020-21 starts on September 19, ending on May 23, 2021.

Serie A has decided to recover the games from the initial calendar set to start on September 12 will on January 3 next year.

“The Lega Council met today at 19.00 (local time) and unanimously resolved that Serie A TIM 2020-21 will start on the weekend of September 19,” read the statement from Lega Serie A.

“The decision confirms the preference already expressed in the afternoon by the majority of the clubs in a meeting dedicated to this topic.”

Upcoming dates:

August 4 – La Liga transfer window opens

August 21 – Europa League 2019-20 Final

August 22 – Ligue 1 2020-21 begins

August 23 – Champions League 2019-20 Final

September 1 – Serie A transfer window opens

September 12 – Premier League 2020-21 and La Liga 2020-21 begin

September 18 – Bundesliga 2020-21 begins

September 19 – Serie A 2020/21 begins

September 24 – 2020 UEFA Super Cup

October 1 – Champions League 2020-21 Group Stage draw

October 2 – Europa League 2020-21 Group Stage draw

October 5 – Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, La Liga transfer windows close

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Roma confirm Europa League squad

Roma have announced their squad for the remainder of the Europa League season and Chris Smalling and Javier Pastore are officially out.

The list has been completed and announced ahead of the upcoming match against Sevilla in the last 16 on Thursday.

Bruno Peres, Roger Ibanez and Nicolo Zaniolo have replaced Smalling, Mert Cetin and Pastore in the list of players registered for the remainder of the competition.

Roma have therefore confirmed failing to reach an agreement with Manchester United regarding the English defender. Davide Zappacosta has not been included this time either, failing to make the last registration due to injury.

Roma’s official Europa League for August 2020:

Pau Lopez, Mirante, Peres, Fazio, Ibanez, Mancini, Santon, Spinazzola, Kolarov; Cristante, Diawara, Kluivert, Mkhitaryan, Pellegrini, Perez, Perotti, Under, Veretout, Villar, Zaniolo, Dzeko, Kalinic.

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Opta’s best XI Serie A 2019-20

Inter and Atalanta have only one player each in Opta’s best XI for the 2019-20 Serie A season, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Ciro Immobile star in attack with Papu Gomez and Paulo Dybala.

Inter and Atalanta ended second and third in the final table, but only had one representative each in Opta’s best XI based on their data for the season.

With Wojciech Szczesny in goal, Juan Cuadrado at right-back, Dybala and Ronaldo in the attacking trident behind Lazio forward Immobile, champions Juventus had four players in the side.

Lazio could boast three, one in every joint of the team, with Francesco Acerbi at the back and Luis Alberto in the middle, as only two Italians made the best XI this term.

Theo Hernadez of Milan has earned a spot at left-back, with Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz in the midfield duo next to mentioned Luis Alberto. Stefan de Vrij is the only representative from the Beneamata, placed next to Acerbi in the heart of the defence.

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Report: Friedkin back in for Roma

Tuttomercatoweb claim The Friedkin Group are close to a €600m takeover of Roma, on the verge of an agreement with James Pallotta, who could then reinvest in Newcastle United.

They had originally been in advanced negotiations, as confirmed by a statement from AS Roma, but the deal was stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent change in financial outlook all over the world, not just in sport.

The offer was reduced and the timing of the payment changed, so Pallotta pulled out, calling it ‘unacceptable.’

In recent weeks, the interest resumed and now TMW suggest they are close to an agreement for circa €600m.

That is still significantly less than the original reported €800m proposal, but the timing should be moved forward.

Meanwhile, rumours are again surfacing in the Corriere dello Sport that Pallotta could reinvest that money by purchasing Premier League club Newcastle United.

Their takeover by a Saudi conglomerate was abandoned this week, so the Magpies are still seeking a new buyer.

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Capello: ‘Zaniolo has Ballon d’Or potential’

Fabio Capello maintains Roma starlet Nicolò Zaniolo has ‘the potential to become a Ballon d’Or winner’ in future. ‘I am in love with this player.’

The creative midfielder just turned 21 last month and yesterday got his first start since rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee in January.

He was inspirational in the 3-1 victory away to Juventus, including a strong run from his own half to set up Diego Perotti’s second goal.

“Kaka didn’t have the same strength as Zaniolo, as he was more technical and expressed himself better in the final third,” Capello told Sky Sport Italia in his role as pundit.

“This Roma talent has extraordinary physicality, power and pace, mixed in with quality. He has the potential not just to win the Golden Shoe in future, but something more.

“I am in love with Zaniolo, because he has everything at the highest level: power, quality and pace. There are players out there with a lot of potential, but not like him.

“Looking at the assist for Perotti against Juventus, to reach the edge of the area after running from midfield with the ball at his feet and still having the cool head to make that precise pass, that means he has great vision and a really precise feel for the ball.

“I don’t see other young players as good as Zaniolo around at the moment, so yes, I think he has the potential to become a Ballon d’Or winner.”

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