Milan start Serie A title defence with Udinese go to in mid-August

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Milan start Serie A title defence with Udinese go to in mid-August. (Credit: Google)

  • AC Milan will start their Serie A title defence with the go to of Udinese.
  • The opening spherical of fixtures are on August 13, because of the World Cup in November.
  • Promoted Monza play Torino and Udinese and journey to Napoli in opening fixtures.

AC Milan will start their Serie A title defence with the go to of Udinese after the 2022/23 season’s fixture checklist was introduced on Friday.

Stefano Pioli’s facet then face Atalanta, Bologna and Sassuolo earlier than internet hosting the primary Milan derby of the season in early September.

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Milan took the Scudetto from Inter on the ultimate day of final season’s enthralling title race and can doubtless be doing battle with their native rivals — who’re set to deliver again Romelu Lukaku — for the title in a marketing campaign which begins sooner than typical.

The opening spherical of fixtures are on August 13, because of the World Cup which kicks off in Qatar in November, and finishes on June Four subsequent 12 months.

The primary week of the season might be held round when Italian households historically set off to the seaside, lakes or mountains on vacation to flee the extreme summer time warmth.

The league will break from November 13 to create space for the World Cup however in contrast to the Premier League won’t return in December, with the motion beginning up once more on January 4.

Inter begin with a visit to Serie B champions Lecce, considered one of solely three groups from Italy’s southern areas, earlier than dealing with Spezia, Lazio and promoted Cremonese earlier than their first native derby of the season.

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Ought to the season go right down to the wire because it did in Might, there are some huge matches within the last few weeks which may have an effect on the vacation spot of the title.

Berlusconi again

Juventus, hotly-tipped to signal free agent Paul Pogba, host Milan within the penultimate spherical of fixtures, when Inter await rivals Atalanta on the San Siro.

The week earlier than Inter journey south to Napoli, who have been nicely within the title race final season till they fell away within the last weeks of the marketing campaign.

Milan followers will welcome again former proprietor Silvio Berlusconi in late October when promoted Monza go to the San Siro through the 11th spherical of fixtures.

Alongside right-hand man Adriano Galliani, former Italian prime minister and media mogul Berlusconi took Monza into the Italian high flight for the primary time of their historical past through the Serie B play-offs, 4 years after shopping for the membership.

Monza will host Torino and Udinese and journey to Napoli in an intriguing begin for the bold membership, who signed former Italy defender Andrea Ranocchia this month and are near taking highly-rated goalkeeper Alessio Cragno from relegated Cagliari.

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Berlusconi and Galliani gained 29 trophies with Milan between 1986 and 2016 — together with 5 of seven European Cups — when the membership was bought to Chinese language buyers led by Li Yonghong.

Li was then pressured at hand Milan over to American funding fund Elliott two years later after failing to repay money owed taken out to accumulate the membership.

Milan introduced earlier this month that they might be bought to a different US fund RedBird over the summer time.

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