Summer is almost over and the Italian Serie A 2018-2019 is back to action. For the beginning we must say that few major things happened in this inter season. As you might noticed in the upper logo the Italian Championship went through a major transformation and one of the main signs of it is the branding. There is a new logo and the name of Italian football championship in 2018-2019 will be Lega Serie A Tim. Secondly the major transfers that happened this year brought a lot of football talent and a big amount of money spent on the transfer market this summer and the main figure of all this players is the move of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus for a fee around €100m to Juventus.
Regarding the transfer of the Portuguese superstar shortly after the end of the FIFA World Cup in Russia 2018, Italians got hit by the Ronaldo mania, his t-shirts we’re selling like the hot bread and together with them all football merchandise designed around the theme of Cristiano Ronaldo.
As per football analysts and specialists this summer in Italy started the Renaissance of Italian football on the European arena. It will be wrongly to admit that in the past years teams from here were doing poorly in Europe. Two finals in four years for Juventus already means a lot, plus the heroics from Europa League gained more points for Italy in order to sent more team to fight for glory.
Top 25 transfers in Lega Serie A Tim 2018-2019
First game of the season was full with hype in Italy mostly because of the debut of Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus in the away match against Chievo Verona. In the preparation for the game unfortunately Italy was hit by the news that on 15th of August the bridge from Genova collapsed and in consequence many people lost their lives and lots of properties were destroyed. Showing the support for victims of the incident in some game were kept the moment of silence. For this main reason two games of the round one were postponed: Milan VS Genoa and Sampdoria VS Fiorentina.
In the first match of the season Juventus got a 3-2 away win against Chievo Verona. The papers and media were monitoring close the preparation, the match and after match actions and the main focus was on Cristiano Ronaldo, who made his debut for the current champions. Visitors opened the score on 3rd minute through Sami Khedira. After the first minutes of the domination of Juventus Chievo Verona slowly slowly started to gain the control of the game and on 38th minute they equalized through Mariusz Stępiński and on 56th minute Emanuele Giaccherini put hosting team ahead after a well taken penalty. From a side that was far from the dream start from Crisitiano Ronaldo, it was clear that the team was trying to create occasions and moments for the Portuguese the score a goal but in the same time they should turn around the result. On 75th minute Juventus equalized after an own goal of Mattia Bani and in the extra time Federico Bernardeschi scored the winner. Positive start, three points and the accommodation of Ronaldo to Serie A and his new team continues.
Second major football news this summer in Italy was the arrival to SSC Napoli of the new manager Carlo Ancelotti after Maurizio Sarri left to manage in Premier League, Chelsea. SSC Napoli finished second last year and in this season the fight for the top spots most probably will continue and the desire to move the domination of Juventus most probably will continue under new manager. Napoli started actively the first half and was clear that they were dominating Lazio. Simone Inzaghi’ players were the first who opened the score on 25th minute. Cirro Immobile got a long pass, dribbled three defenders and score a wonder goal in the far corner. Just before the end of the first half Arkadiusz Milik equalized for Napoli and on 59th minute Italian international, Lorenzo Insigne. Final score Lazio 1, SSC Napoli 2.
Despite the departure of Alison Baker to Liverpool, Roma did few major transfers this summer and from the top players Javier Pastore joined from Paris Saint-Germain and Justin Kluvert joined the Italian side from Ajax. The match away at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino was difficult one and neither side managed to score till the last minute of the game, when Edin Dzeco got the winner for the visitors.
Sassuolo delivered the first surprise of the week with a minimal victory 1-0 against Internazzionale Milano. In the international media was circulating the information that there might come another major player in the club, the winner of Champions League and the finalist of the FIFA World Cup in Russia 2018, Croatian International Luka Modric. The single goal of the match was scored on 27th minute from penalty spot by Domenico Berardi.
Next round there a mouthwatering games on 25th of August: Juventus vs Lazio and SSC Napoli vs Milan.
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Chievo Verona 2 – 3 Juventus
Lazio 1 – 2 SSC Napoli
Torino 0 – 1 Roma
Empoli 2 – 0 Cagliari
Parma Calcio 1913 2 – 2 Udinese
Sassuolo 1 – 0 Inter
Bologna 0 – 1 Spal
Atalanta 4 – 0 Frosinone
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