Juventus 2019 pre-season: Friendlies, transfers, rumours & Serie A fixtures

Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus 2019
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The Turin giants have come to expect success on the domestic front and they will have their sights set on an eighth successive title in 2019-20

Juventus will look to extend their dominion over Serie A in 2019-20, having secured their seventh successive Scudetto last season, which brought their overall tally to 35 titles.

Cristiano Ronaldo chipped in with 21 league goals as the Turin giants finished 11 points ahead of nearest rivals Napoli, and a remarkable 21 ahead of Atalanta and Inter, who finished third and fourth respectively.

However, while they were well ahead in the league, they fell short in the Champions League, coming unstuck against a defiant Ajax side in the quarter-finals. They were also dumped out of the Coppa Italia in spectacular fashion, losing 3-0 to Atalanta at the quarter-final stage. Improvement will undoubtedly be expected in those areas.

Ahead of the upcoming campaign, which will be led by Maurizio Sarri, Goal takes a look at Juventus' pre-season friendly schedule, the club's transfer activity and when their Serie A defence begins again.

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Juventus pre-season fixtures

Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue
Jul 21 Juventus 2-3 Tottenham 12:30pm / 7:30am National Stadium, Singapore
Jul 24 Inter 12:30pm / 7:30am Olympic Stadium, Nanjing
Aug 10 Atletico Madrid 5pm / 12pm Friends Arena, Solna

Juventus' 2019 pre-season chiefly revolves around the International Champions Cup (ICC), which will see them tour Asia and make a trip to Scandinavia.

Their first ICC clash took place on July 21 against Champions League runners-up Tottenham, and the National Stadium in Singapore was the venue.

Three days later they head to east China, where they will contest a Derby d'Italia against Serie A rivals Inter in Nanjing.

A clash against Atletico Madrid in Sweden wraps up their pre-season preparations two weeks in advance of the first gameweek of the new season.

Of course, more friendly games may be announced before then and we will keep you up to date with any developments.

Juventus 2019-20 transfer activity

Matthijs de Ligt Juventus 2019-20

With Serie A becoming somewhat of a procession for Juve, their focus has unsurprisingly turned to the Champions League. If they learned anything from last season it is that they need to strengthen.

The club secured the services of Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot on free transfers from Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain respectively, meaning the midfield is set to take on a different dynamic in 2019-20.

An ageing defence has forced the club to bring in reinforcements and they have signed one of the brightest prospects in world football, Matthijs de Ligt, from Ajax as well as Merih Demiral from Sassuolo.

Furthermore, club stalwart Gianluigi Buffon has returned, which is a major boost in the goalkeeper department.

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In terms of outgoings, the club bid farewell to stalwart Andrea Barzagli, who retired at the age of 38 and Leonardo Spinazzola signed for Roma, while Martin Caceres returned to Lazio following his loan spell.

Speculation continues to swirl over the futures of players such as Mario Mandzukic, Alex Sandro and Miralem Pjanic.

Transfer activity in

Position Player Transferred from Fee Date
MF Aaron Ramsey Arsenal Free Jul 1
MF Luca Pellegrini Roma €22m Jul 1
MF Adrien Rabiot PSG Free Jul 1
GK Gianluigi Buffon PSG Free Jul 4
DF Merih Demiral Sassuolo €18m Jul 5
DF Matthijs de Ligt Ajax €75m Jul 18

Transfer activity out

Position Player Transferred to Fee Date
DF Andrea Barzagli Retired - Jul 1
DF Leonardo Spinazzola Roma €29.5m Jul 1

Juventus 2019-20 Serie A fixtures

Juventus' 2019-20 Serie A season will kick off on August 25 in an away trip to Parma.

Date Time Match
25/08/2019 15:00 Parma vs Juventus
01/09/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Napoli
15/09/2019 15:00 Fiorentina vs Juventus
22/09/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Verona
25/09/2019 15:00 Brescia vs Juventus
29/09/2019 15:00 Juventus vs SPAL
06/10/2019 15:00 Inter vs Juventus
20/10/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Bologna
27/10/2019 15:00 Lecce vs Juventus
30/10/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Genoa
03/11/2019 15:00 Torino vs Juventus
10/11/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Milan
24/11/2019 15:00 Atalanta vs Juventus
01/12/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Sassuolo
08/12/2019 19:45 Lazio vs Juventus
15/12/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Udinese
22/12/2019 15:00 Sampdoria vs Juventus
05/01/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Cagliari
12/01/2020 15:00 Roma vs Juventus
19/01/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Parma
26/01/2020 15:00 Napoli vs Juventus
02/02/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Fiorentina
09/02/2020 15:00 Verona vs Juventus
16/02/2020 19:45 Juventus vs Brescia
23/02/2020 15:00 SPAL vs Juventus
01/03/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Inter
08/03/2020 15:00 Bologna vs Juventus
15/03/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Lecce
22/03/2020 15:00 Genoa vs Juventus
05/04/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Torino
11/04/2020 15:00 Milan vs Juventus
19/04/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Atalanta
22/04/2020 15:00 Sassuolo vs Juventus
26/04/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Lazio
03/05/2020 15:00 Udinese vs Juventus
10/05/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Sampdoria
17/05/2020 15:00 Cagliari vs Juventus
24/05/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Roma