The season will start later than usual on the weekend of Sept 19/20, a knock-on effect of the coronavirus pandemic which caused last season to finish in early August rather than May, and will feature a shortened Christmas break.

The opening weekend will also feature a clash between Lazio and Atalanta, who finished fourth and third respectively last season, while AC Milan entertain Bologna.

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The first Derby d'Italia fixture of the season, between Inter Milan and Juventus, will be on the weekend of Jan 16/17 which will also feature a derby between Lazio and AS Roma.

The first Inter-AC Milan derby will be on Oct 17/18 and there will be an early clash between bitter rivals Juventus and Napoli who meet in Turin on Oct 3/4 on the third match day.

Italian and local government authorities are still discussing whether to allow at least some spectators to watch matches.

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