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The 2018–19 Serie A is the 117th season of top-tier Italian football, the 87th in a round-robin tournament, and the 9th since its organization under a league committee separate from Serie B. Juventus are the seven-time defending champions. The season is scheduled to run from 18 August 2018 to 26 May 2019.[2]

Serie A
Season2018–19
Dates18 August 2018 – 26 May 2019
RelegatedChievo
Champions LeagueJuventus
Matches played320
Goals scored853 (2.67 per match)
Top goalscorerFabio Quagliarella
(22 goals)[1]
Biggest home winFiorentina 6–1 Chievo
(26 August 2018)
Internazionale 5–0 Genoa
(3 November 2018)
Biggest away winFrosinone 0–5 Sampdoria
(15 September 2018)
Frosinone 0–5 Atalanta
(20 January 2019)
Highest scoringSassuolo 5–3 Genoa
(2 September 2018)
Sassuolo 2–6 Atalanta
(29 December 2018)
Sassuolo 3–5 Sampdoria
(16 March 2019)
Longest winning run8 games
Juventus
Longest unbeaten run27 games
Juventus
Longest winless run18 games
Chievo
Longest losing run7 games
Chievo
Highest attendance78,725
Internazionale 1–0 Milan
(21 October 2018)
Lowest attendance7,000
SPAL 1–0 Parma
(26 August 2018)
(Match played in Bologna)
Total attendance7,696,499
Average attendance24,988
All statistics correct as of 17 April 2019.

Contents

EventsEdit

Hellas Verona and Benevento immediately returned to Serie B after finishing 19th and 20th while Crotone, finishing in 18th place, were relegated after two seasons in the top flight.

On 28 April, Empoli earned the right to come back to Serie A after one year of relegation.[3] On 18 May 2018, Parma achieved promotion having finished second in the 2017–18 Serie B season, just three seasons after their bankruptcy relegation to Serie D.[4] The last team promoted, after 2 years of absence, was Frosinone, who defeated Palermo in the Serie B play-off finals 3–2 on aggregate.[5]

On 23 July, Parma were handed a 5-point deduction for the 2018–19 Serie A season, following text messages from Parma player Emanuele Calaiò "eliciting a reduced effort" from two players of Spezia during the 2017–18 season, a match Parma won 2–0 to secure promotion to this season.[6] On 9 August, Parma had the 5-point deduction expunged.[7]

On 14 August, the day of the Ponte Morandi bridge collapse in Genoa, the Italian Football Federation announced a minute's silence would be added for the victims of the collapse before all Serie A matches during the opening weekend that succeeded the incident.[8] On 16 August, the Lega Serie A postponed the opening matches for both Genoese clubs Genoa and Sampdoria that were originally scheduled for 19 August.[9]

On 13 September, Chievo was deducted 3 points after being found guilty of false accounting.[10]

TeamsEdit

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Team Home city Stadium Capacity 2017–18 season
Atalanta Bergamo Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia 21,300 7th in Serie A
Bologna Bologna Stadio Renato Dall'Ara 38,279 15th in Serie A
Cagliari Cagliari Sardegna Arena 16,233 16th in Serie A
Chievo Verona Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi 38,402 13th in Serie A
Empoli Empoli Stadio Carlo Castellani 16,284 Serie B champions
Fiorentina Florence Stadio Artemio Franchi 43,147 8th in Serie A
Frosinone Frosinone Stadio Benito Stirpe 16,227 Serie B playoff winner
Genoa Genoa Stadio Luigi Ferraris 36,685 12th in Serie A
Internazionale Milan San Siro 80,018 4th in Serie A
Juventus Turin Juventus Stadium 41,507 Serie A champions
Lazio Rome Stadio Olimpico 72,698 6th in Serie A
Milan Milan San Siro 80,018 3rd in Serie A
Napoli Naples Stadio San Paolo 60,240 2nd in Serie A
Parma Parma Stadio Ennio Tardini 27,906 2nd in Serie B
Roma Rome Stadio Olimpico 72,698 5th in Serie A
Sampdoria Genoa Stadio Luigi Ferraris 36,685 10th in Serie A
Sassuolo Sassuolo Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore
(Reggio Emilia)
23,717 11th in Serie A
SPAL Ferrara Stadio Paolo Mazza 16,164 17th in Serie A
Torino Turin Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino 27,994 9th in Serie A
Udinese Udine Stadio Friuli 25,132 14th in Serie A

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsors
Atalanta   Gian Piero Gasperini   Alejandro Gómez Joma Radici Group
Bologna   Siniša Mihajlović   Blerim Džemaili Macron Liu·Jo
Cagliari   Rolando Maran   Luca Ceppitelli Macron Ichnusa
Chievo   Domenico Di Carlo   Sergio Pellissier Givova Paluani
Empoli   Aurelio Andreazzoli   Manuel Pasqual Kappa Computer Gross
Fiorentina   Vincenzo Montella   Germán Pezzella Le Coq Sportif Save The Children
Frosinone   Marco Baroni   Daniel Ciofani Zeus Sport Banca Popolare del Frusinate
Genoa   Cesare Prandelli   Domenico Criscito Lotto Giocheria
Internazionale   Luciano Spalletti   Samir Handanović Nike Pirelli
Juventus   Massimiliano Allegri   Giorgio Chiellini Adidas Jeep
Lazio   Simone Inzaghi   Senad Lulić Macron Marathonbet
Milan   Gennaro Gattuso   Alessio Romagnoli Puma[11][12] Fly Emirates
Napoli   Carlo Ancelotti   Lorenzo Insigne Kappa Lete
Parma   Roberto D'Aversa   Bruno Alves Erreà Cetilar
Roma   Claudio Ranieri   Daniele De Rossi Nike Qatar Airways
Sampdoria   Marco Giampaolo   Fabio Quagliarella Joma Invent Energy
Sassuolo   Roberto De Zerbi   Francesco Magnanelli Kappa Mapei
SPAL   Leonardo Semplici   Mirco Antenucci Macron Tassi Group
Torino   Walter Mazzarri   Andrea Belotti Kappa Suzuki
Udinese   Igor Tudor   Valon Behrami Macron Dacia

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Napoli   Maurizio Sarri Mutual consent 23 May 2018[13] Pre-season   Carlo Ancelotti 23 May 2018[14]
Bologna   Roberto Donadoni 24 May 2018[15]   Filippo Inzaghi 13 June 2018[16]
Cagliari   Diego López 30 May 2018[17]   Rolando Maran 7 June 2018[18]
Sassuolo   Giuseppe Iachini 5 June 2018[19]   Roberto De Zerbi 13 June 2018[20]
Udinese   Igor Tudor 7 June 2018   Julio Velázquez 7 June 2018[21]
Chievo   Lorenzo D'Anna Sacked 9 October 2018[22] 20th   Gian Piero Ventura 10 October 2018[23]
Genoa   Davide Ballardini 9 October 2018[24] 11th   Ivan Jurić 9 October 2018[24]
Empoli   Aurelio Andreazzoli 5 November 2018[25] 18th   Giuseppe Iachini 6 November 2018[26]
Chievo   Gian Piero Ventura Resigned, consensual resolution 13 November 2018[27] 20th   Domenico Di Carlo 13 November 2018[28]
Udinese   Julio Velázquez Sacked 13 November 2018 17th   Davide Nicola 13 November 2018[29]
Genoa   Ivan Jurić 7 December 2018[30] 14th   Cesare Prandelli 7 December 2018[30]
Frosinone   Moreno Longo 19 December 2018[31] 19th   Marco Baroni 19 December 2018[32]
Bologna   Filippo Inzaghi 28 January 2019[33] 18th   Siniša Mihajlović 28 January 2019[33]
Roma   Eusebio Di Francesco 7 March 2019[34] 5th   Claudio Ranieri 8 March 2019[35]
Empoli   Giuseppe Iachini 13 March 2019[36] 17th   Aurelio Andreazzoli 13 March 2019[36]
Udinese   Davide Nicola 20 March 2019[37] 16th   Igor Tudor 21 March 2019[38]
Fiorentina   Stefano Pioli Resigned 9 April 2019[39] 10th   Vincenzo Montella 10 April 2019[40]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Juventus (Q) 32 27 3 2 65 22 +43 84 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Napoli 32 20 7 5 61 28 +33 67
3 Internazionale 32 18 6 8 50 26 +24 60
4 Milan 32 15 10 7 46 30 +16 55
5 Roma 32 15 9 8 57 45 +12 54 Qualification to Europa League group stage
6 Atalanta 32 15 8 9 64 41 +23 53 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round
7 Lazio 32 15 7 10 46 33 +13 52
8 Torino 32 12 14 6 41 29 +12 50
9 Sampdoria 32 14 6 12 53 41 +12 48
10 Fiorentina 32 8 16 8 46 39 +7 40
11 Sassuolo 32 8 13 11 46 51 −5 37
12 Cagliari 32 9 10 13 31 44 −13 37
13 SPAL 32 9 8 15 30 45 −15 35
14 Parma 32 9 8 15 33 50 −17 35
15 Genoa 32 8 10 14 35 51 −16 34
16 Udinese 32 8 8 16 30 46 −16 32
17 Bologna 32 7 10 15 31 47 −16 31
18 Empoli 32 7 8 17 40 59 −19 29 Relegation to Serie B
19 Frosinone 32 5 8 19 26 59 −33 23
20 Chievo[a] (R) 32 1 11 20 22 67 −45 11
Updated to match(es) played on 17 April 2019. Source: Serie A, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Draw. (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played).[42]
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Chievo were deducted 3 points after being found guilty of false accounting.[41]

Positions by roundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards.

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
Atalanta14613131416171514108911769987755666665556
Bologna1614181818181516171717161818181818181818181817181818181817181717
Cagliari1915121216161713141214131313131314131313151515141414141412131212
Chievo1420202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020
Empoli21081617171818181818181717141415161717171718171717171718171818
Fiorentina108353537668910121210710101099108910101010101010
Frosinone201619191919191919191919191919191919191919191919191919191919191919
Genoa11915711761191013141414151613141414131313131212131111121315
Internazionale171171596533223333333333333344333333
Juventus3111111111111111111111111111111111111
Lazio15191685474445445554446877788876677
Milan12171414121311101254554445654444443344444
Napoli42532222233222222222222222222222222
Parma81217171012109111312116910121212129121212121313111213141414
Roma55991410967896778710765566555557765
Sampdoria131813489855711121210119657868910109998999
Sassuolo66264348896788988111112111111111111121314111111
SPAL7342681314131515151515161516151616141414161516161515151613
Torino1813101015151212101171011661111891110108977789888
Udinese9711117111415161616171616171717171515161616151615151616161516
Leader
UEFA Champions League Group stage
UEFA Europa League Group stage
UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
Relegation to Serie B
Updated to match(es) played on 15 April 2019. Source: Lega Serie A, ESPN Italian Serie A

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ATA BOL CAG CHV EMP FIO FRO GEN INT JUV LAZ MIL NAP PAR ROM SAM SAS SPA TOR UDI
Atalanta 4–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 4–0 4–1 2–2 1–0 1–3 1–2 3–0 3–3 0–1 2–1 0–0
Bologna 1–2 2–0 3–0 0–0 0–4 1–1 0–3 0–1 0–2 0–0 a 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–1
Cagliari 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–0
Chievo 1–5 2–2 0–3 0–0 3–4 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–2 1–3 0–3 0–2 0–1 0–2
Empoli 3–2 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–3 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–3 0–2 2–4 3–0 2–1
Fiorentina 2–0 0–0 1–1 6–1 3–1 0–1 3–3 0–3 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–3 3–0 1–1 1–0
Frosinone 0–5 0–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–2 1–3 0–2 0–1 0–0 3–2 2–3 0–5 0–2 0–1 1–2
Genoa 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–4 2–0 2–1 0–2 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2
Internazionale 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 5–0 a 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–0
Juventus 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 a 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 3–3 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 a 4–1
Lazio 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 0–3 1–2 1–1 1–2 4–1 3–0 2–2 2–2 4–1 1–1 2–0
Milan 2–2 3–0 3–1 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–3 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1
Napoli 3–2 0–0 5–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–2 3–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 4–2
Parma 1–3 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–1 2–3 0–0 2–2
Roma 3–3 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 4–0 3–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–4 4–1 3–1 0–2 3–2 1–0
Sampdoria 1–2 4–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–4 4–0
Sassuolo 2–6 2–2 3–0 4–0 3–1 3–3 5–3 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–4 1–1 0–0 3–5 1–1 1–1 0–0
SPAL 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–2 1–4 0–3 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–2 0–0 0–0
Torino 2–0 2–3 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–3 1–2 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–0
Udinese 1–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–3 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 17 April 2019. Source: Serie A
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the match.

Season statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[43]
1   Fabio Quagliarella Sampdoria 22
2   Krzysztof Piątek Milan1 21
3   Duván Zapata Atalanta 20
4   Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus 19
5   Arkadiusz Milik Napoli 17
6   Francesco Caputo Empoli 14
  Ciro Immobile Lazio
8   Andrea Belotti Torino 12
  Leonardo Pavoletti Cagliari
  Andrea Petagna SPAL

1 Piątek played for Genoa until matchday 20 and scored 13 goals.
Last updated: 14 April 2019

Top assistsEdit

Rank Player Club Assists[44]
1   Dries Mertens Napoli 10
2   Alejandro Gómez Atalanta 9
3   José Callejón Napoli 8
  Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus
  Suso Milan
  Fabio Quagliarella Sampdoria
7   Josip Iličić Atalanta 7
  Manuel Lazzari SPAL
9   Hakan Çalhanoğlu Milan 6
  Lorenzo Insigne Napoli
  Rade Krunić Empoli
  Mario Mandžukić Juventus

Last updated: 15 April 2019

Hat-tricksEdit

Player Club Against Result Date
  Josip Iličić Atalanta Chievo 5–1 (A) 21 October 2018
  Dries Mertens Napoli Empoli 5–1 (H) 2 November 2018
  Duván Zapata Atalanta Udinese 3–1 (A) 9 December 2018
  Josip Iličić Atalanta Sassuolo 6–2 (A) 29 December 2018
  Duván Zapata4 Atalanta Frosinone 5–0 (A) 20 January 2019
Note

4 Player scored four goals ; (H) – Home (A) – Away

Number of teams by regionEdit

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External linksEdit