Serie A reveal new fixture and prepare to restart on June 20

Serie A reveal new fixture and prepare to restart on June 20
Serie A reveal new fixture and prepare to restart on June 20

Serie A have published the fixture list on Monday, and the teams will play two games a week for the rest of the season once the league restarts after the season halted because of Coronavirus outbreak.

Serie A Schedule

The league confirmed that it will restart on June 20 and would finish on August 2. There will be matches almost every day – with just five days without football in-between. Serie A have to complete the remaining 12 rounds of matches in only over seven weeks.

Serie A was suspended since March 9 as the COVID-19 pandemic broke out; Government gave the green light to restart last week.

Kick-off times will be 6.30pm or 8.45pm local time, and there will be some 4.15pm starts. (Italy Time +2:00)

Serie A Schedule Details

Juventus are chasing a ninth consecutive title and leading the table with 63 points from 26 games followed by Lazio (62)Inter Milan (54) and Atalanta (48). The three teams who are in the relegation zone, are Lecce, SPAL and Brescia.

The resumption of the Serie A season will be preceded by the Coppa Italia semi-final second legs, which are not confirmed yet. But it would be possible on June 13, with the final on June 17.

The league will resume with the four matches postponed from previous rounds. Torino and Parma get the ball rolling on June 20 followed by Hellas Verona v Cagliari. 

Third-placed Inter Milan host Sampdoria the following evening while Atalanta entertain Sassuolo.

The first full matchday will be on June 22 with three games, including leaders Juventus at Bologna. Second-placed Lazio, who are one point off the top, will play their first game in two days, with fourth-placed Atalanta. The potentially ‘Serie A decider’ between Juventus and Lazio will be held on July 20.

Serie A Restart – Rules and Policies

When play resumes, a maximum of 300 people will be allowed inside the stadium, while both teams are required to use two different buses for commutation. This is in line with what had been currently followed successfully in Bundesliga.

Before the game kicks off, starting eleven and substitutes will be separated into two different dressing rooms. There will be no prematch ceremony, photos-session or handshake before the match begins.

During play, players will be required to stand at least a meter-and-a-half away from the referee as a way to maintain social distancing.