We knew Serie A was going to start up later this month. Now we know what the schedule will look like.
When Serie A announced that it was going to come back on the weekend of June 19-20, we all knew that there was going to be a second part of the process coming. That was what the actual schedule was going to look like. We knew the fixtures were going to come fast, they were going to come at us in a fashion we’ve never seen the league schedule look like before.
As of Monday, we now officially know.
Serie A announced its fixture list that will see the 2019-20 campaign, one that has been suspended for nearly three months now, be concluded ever since being put on pause in early March. On June 19 and June 20, the postponed fixtures from Matchday 26 will be played, with the rest of the Serie A field jumping into the craziness only a couple of days later. That, of course, included Juventus’ trip to Bologna on Monday, June 22, with the brand new 9:45 p.m. kickoff time in Italy to try and avoid the upcoming summer heat.
As you also probably recall, Juventus will be one of the first Italy to return to the field when the second leg of the Coppa Italia semifinal against Milan is played on June 13 in Turin.
Here is Juve’s updated fixture list for the rest of the 2019-20 season:
Monday 22 June at 21:45: Bologna-Juventus (matchday 27)
Friday 26 June at 21:45: Juventus-Lecce (matchday 28)
Tuesday 30 June at 21:45: Genoa-Juventus (matchday 29)
Saturday 04 July at 17:15: Juventus-Torino (matchday 30)
Tuesday 07 July at 21:45: Milan-Juventus (matchday 31)
Saturday 11 July at 21:45: Juventus-Atalanta (matchday 32)
Wednesday 15 July at 21:45: Sassuolo-Juventus (matchday 33)
Monday 20 July at 21:45: Lazio-Juventus (matchday 34)
Thursday 23 July at 19:30: Udinese-Juventus (matchday 35)
Ah, fixture lists on the screen again. Trying to figure out how to fit everything into our lives again as a lot of us yearn for some kind of sports normalcy to come back after months of uncertainty. (And there’s still a lot of uncertainty out there.) Welcome back, fixture list.
You may notice that not all of the postponed rounds have been announced. The final three rounds of Serie A action are still TBD, with those to be released at a later date.
While Juve get back into Serie A play against 10th-place Bologna and a Lecce side currently sitting in one of the three relegation spots, that July run of games, one that starts with the Derby della Mole, looks like a crucial one when it comes to the Scudetto race. I guess it’s only fitting that one of the teams Juventus faces during that stretch is Lazio, the team that is all of one point behind the eight-time defending Serie A champions in the standings.
Lazio has beaten Juve 3-1 in both games they’ve played this season, both of which coming within a two-week span back in December in Serie A and then the Italian Super Cup.