Juventus face Cagliari on opening weekend of new Serie A season

Juventus will host Cagliari in its first match of the new Serie A season, while Roma take on Atalanta and AC Milan play Crotone.

Juventus will start its title defense against Cagliari at home in the 2017-18 season.   -  Getty Images

Italian champion Juventus will play Cagliari on the opening weekend of the Serie A season, while AC Milan visit Crotone and Roma travel to Atalanta.

Massimiliano Allegri's side starts its title defence at home on the weekend of August 19/20 and will hope to repeat last season's 4-0 victory over Cagliari, when Gonzalo Higuain was among the goalscorers.

Meanwhile, Milan's high-profile signings Leonardo Bonucci, Lucas Biglia and Andre Silva will have their first chance to impress against last season's 17th-placed side Crotone.

The pick of the first round of matches sees last season's seventh and eighth-placed sides face each other as Fiorentina travel to Inter.

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