Serie A confirms details for first fixtures as season nears restart

Torino and Parma will contest the first Serie A match since the league shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2019-20 season, which was officially suspended March 9, will resume June 20 when the two sides clash at 7:30 p.m. local time (1:30 p.m. ET).

Hellas Verona and Cagliari will face each other at the Bentegodi later that evening, with high-flying Atalanta hosting Sassuolo and Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan entertaining Sampdoria the next day.

A total of 124 matches will be played over 43 days in an effort to complete the season by Aug. 2. All matches will take place behind closed doors, and most will be evening fixtures in order to compensate for the summer heart. The earliest kick-off will come at 5:15 p.m. local time (11:15 a.m. ET).

There are still several juicy encounters left on the calendar, including a potential title-decider between Juventus and Lazio on July 20. Juventus currently hold a one-point lead over Lazio atop the Serie A table.

Date Home Team Away Team Time (ET)
June 28 Milan Roma 11:15 a.m.
July 2 Atalanta Napoli 1:30 p.m.
July 4 Lazio Milan 3:45 p.m.
July 5 Napoli Roma 3:45 p.m.
July 7 Milan Juventus 3:45 p.m.
July 11 Juventus Atalanta 3:45 p.m.
July 19 Roma Inter 3:45 p.m.
July 20 Juventus Lazio 3:35 p.m.

The fixture list for the final three rounds of matches is yet to be confirmed.

The Italian government gave Serie A permission to restart the campaign last week as the number of coronavirus cases and related deaths continued to drop across the country.

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