Soccer / Football : Italy : Serie A 2017/2018
|19.Juventus - Cagliari|
|Verona - Napoli|
|20.Atalanta - Roma|
|Bologna - Torino|
|Inter - Fiorentina|
|Lazio - SPAL|
|Udinese - Chievo|
|Sampdor. - Beneven.|
|Sassuolo - Genoa|
|Crotone - Milan|
Fiorentina sign Pezzella on loan
Fiorentina have signed Argentinian defender German Pezzella from Real Betis on loan with an option to buy. The 26-year-old, who joined Betis from River Plate two years ago, has represented his country at Under-20 and Under-23 level.
Matuidi joins Juventus
France midfielder Blaise Matuidi completed his move from Paris Saint-Germain to Juventus. The 30-year-old has signed an three-year deal. Matuidi arrived in Turin for a medical on Wednesday but the move finally went through on Friday. No financial details were given, but Juventus will reportedly pay PSG €20million plus bonuses for the player, who had a year left on his contract.
Behrami completes Udinese move
Valon Behrami has left Watford to sign for Udinese. Behrami, 32, has signed a two-year deal with the Serie A club who, like Watford, are owned by the Pozzo family. The Switzerland midfielder made 44 appearances in all competitions for the Hornets, having joined from Hamburg in July 2015. Udinese become Behrami's sixth Italian club, following stints with Genoa, Hellas Verona, Lazio, Fiorentina and Napoli.
Fiorentina sign Simeone on five-year contract
Fiorentina have signed striker Giovanni Simeone, the son of Atletico Madrid boss Diego, from Genoa. Simeone, 22, scored 11 Serie A goals for Genoa last season and helps reinforce the forward line at the Stadio Artemio Franchi following the sale of Federico Bernardeschi to Juventus. A statement published on Fiorentina's website on Wednesday evening said Simeone had committed to the Tuscans until 2022.
Fiorentina sign Dias on loan
Fiorentina have announced the signing of Monaco winger Gil Dias on a two-year loan with an option to buy. The 20-year-old, who was brought to the French top flight from Braga in 2015, debuted for Monaco from the bench in Sunday's Ligue 1 win over Dijon. However, Dias has now departed the club, subject to a medical at Fiorentina, having previously enjoyed loan spells with Varzim and Rio Ave.
Atalanta re-sign Marten De Roon
Atalanta have re-signed midfielder Marten De Roon from Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee, 14 months after selling him to Boro. De Roon moved to the Riverside in June 2016 and played 33 Premier League games in 2016-17. The Netherlands international, 26, scored five goals in 36 league and cup games during his spell at Boro.
Biglia to skip Milan's Serie A debut
New AC Milan signing Lucas Biglia is going to skip the Rossoneri's Serie A debut with a muscle injury. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Biglia will remain out of action for the next two weeks. The 31-year-old joined AC Milan from Lazio this summer. The Argentinean swapped the Olimpico with the San Siro in a potential €20m move (€17m plus €3m in add-ons).
Mandragora joins Crotone on loan
Juventus midfielder Rolando Mandragora has joined Serie A side Crotone on loan for the 2017/18 season. On the Bianconeri books since January 2016, the 20-year-old spent the second half of 2015/16 on loan with Pescara before breaking into Massimiliano Allegri's first-team squad during the 2016/17 campaign.
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League format : Soccer / Football : Italy : Serie A 2017/2018
Serie A is the highest football (Calcio) league in Italy. The new format was introduced in the 2004/05 season, when the number of teams was increased from 18 to 20. The teams play a total of 380 matches in a season, with three points awarded for a victory and one for a draw. Each team plays each other twice, once at their home ground and once at their opponents, making a season-total of 38 games. All games in the last four rounds of the season must be played at the same time. The team ending with the most points gains the Italian Serie A title (Scudetto).
According to the final standings, the first two teams enter the group phase of the UEFA Champions League, while the third have to go through qualifying rounds to enter the competition. The bottom three teams in Serie A are relegated to the Italian Second Division, Serie B. The Serie B champions and the runners-up are promoted directly, while the third promoted team is determined by a play-off between the four teams finishing from third through sixth place.