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Juventus face Cagliari on opening weekend of new Serie A season

9:53 PM GMT+4 26/07/2017
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Juventus will host Cagliari in their first match of the new Serie A season, while Roma take on Atalanta and AC Milan play Crotone.

Italian champions Juventus will play Cagliari on the opening weekend of the Serie A season, while AC Milan visit Crotone and Roma travel to Atalanta.

Massimiliano Allegri's side start their title defence at home on the weekend of August 19/20 and will hope to repeat last season's 4-0 victory over Cagliari, when Gonzalo Higuain was among the goalscorers.

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Meanwhile, Milan's high-profile signings Leonardo Bonucci, Lucas Biglia and Andre Silva will have their first chance to impress against last season's 17th-placed side Crotone.

The pick of the first round of matches sees last season's seventh and eighth-placed sides face each other as Fiorentina travel to Inter.

Initially, midweek fixtures have been set for September 20, October 25 and April 18, with the season finishing on May 20, 2018.