Serie A fixtures 2018-19 – Cristiano Ronaldo set to make debut at Chievo Verona

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Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his Serie A debut in Verona after the fixtures for the upcoming Serie A season were announced in Milan on Thursday.

The Bianconeri, who will be bidding for an eighth straight Scudetto, will travel to Chievo on the weekend of August 18-19 for the first game of the new season.

Chievo only narrowly avoided relegation to Serie B last season and play in the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, which has a capacity of just over 31,000.

The first weekend of the season will also see last season’s runners-up Napoli travel to Lazio, who finished fifth, while AC Milan will host Genoa, Roma travel to Torino and Inter Milan are guests of Sassuolo.

Ronaldo’s first league game at Juventus’ Allianz Stadium could come against Lazio, who are the first club to visit the venue where the Bianconeri have never lost the Serie A title since they moved in in 2011.

On the following weekend, Milan host Roma is a showcase clash, while Juve head to promoted Parma, before welcoming Sassuolo to Turin on the fourth weekend of the season, after the first international break of the season.

Juve then travel to Frosinone before hosting Bologna in the first midweek round of matches of the season, on Sept. 26.

Then, Napoli will be Juve’s guests in Turin — on the same weekend as the first derby of the season, with Roma hosting Lazio.

Ronaldo may get his first taste of a Turin derby just prior to Christmas, when Juve travel to the Stadio Olimpico — just a week after the Bianconeri‘s trip to Inter and prior to a home fixture with Roma.

The first Milan derby of the season will be played on Oct. 20-21, with Inter the hosts at San Siro, while Genoa host Sampdoria in the first Derby della Lanterna in the 13th round of matches.

The first Boxing Day fixtures in Serie A will see Juve travel to Atalanta, Inter host Napoli and Roma entertain Sassuolo — fixtures which are then reversed on the penultimate weekend of the season.

The season will conclude with Juventus travelling to Sampdoria, while Napoli travel to Bologna and Roma host Parma.