The 2021-22 season of the Italian Serie A is the most open in recent times. With Juventus returning to earth last season after a run of nine consecutive league titles, six teams entered the campaign with expectations of challenging for the top spots.
Inter Milan are the current Serie A champions, but that team saw the departure of key personnel. That will make the other contenders lick their chops about mounting a challenge. It’s been 20 years since a team that wasn’t called Juventus, Inter Milan or AC Milan won the Serie A championship, but strong teams like Roma, Lazio, Napoli and Atalanta are eager to break that hegemony in 2022.
Atalanta is now an established force in Italian football built on a model of fruitful youth development, an astute global scout, and cash infusions from multiple appearances in the UEFA Champions League in recent years.
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Roma, Lazio and Napoli are historic teams with a large fan base who rely on new coaches to finally deliver the cutlery: José Mourinho (Roma), Maurizio Sarri (Lazio) and Luciano Spalletti (Napoli) know what it’s like to win league titles. . If they’re not in the mix for first place, there will be pressure to at least finish in the top four, which would guarantee a place in the Champions League and the prestige and money that comes with that.
North American fans will be very interested to know how some of them perform in one of the biggest leagues in Europe. Mexico’s Hirving “Chucky” Lozano is one of Napoli’s key attackers. His compatriot Johan Vasquez joined Genoa. The American national team Weston McKennie is usually a starter at Juventus. A handful of Americans perform in Venice (Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann and Jack de Vries).
Venezia will be among the seven or eight clubs expected to fight to avoid relegation to the Italian second division. That fate will fall on the bottom three teams in the standings, ensuring even more drama in what should be an eventful season.
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How to watch Italian Serie A in the USA
The 2021-22 season of the Italian Serie A is the league’s first campaign to be broadcast exclusively by CBS Sports through its linear television channel CBS Sports Network and the Paramount + streaming platform. All 380 Serie A games will air on Paramount +.
The network will also produce study programs before and after the game titled “Calcio e Cappuccino” (“Soccer and Cappuccino”) around select matches.
- Dates: Saturday, August 21, 2021 to Sunday, May 22, 2022
- TV channels (US): CBS Sports Network (selected matches)
- Transmission: Paramount +
For televised games, CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) will air on fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial for new users. The channel is also available from major cable, satellite, and telecom providers, as well as streaming providers YouTubeTV, DirecTV, and Hulu.
Serie A Schedule: Matchday 3
(Local clubs listed first)
Saturday September 11
Sunday September 12
|Matches||Time (ET)||TV channels||Stream|
|Sampdoria vs. Inter Milan||6:30 a.m||Paramount +|
|Cagliari vs. Genoa||9 a. M.||Paramount +|
|Turin vs. Salerno||9 a. M.||Paramount +|
|Spice vs. Udinese||9 a. M.||Paramount +|
|AC Milan vs. Lazio||12 p. M.||CBS Sports Network||Paramount +|
|Rome vs. Sassuolo||2:45 pm||Paramount +|
Monday September 13
|Match||Time (ET)||TV channels||Stream|
|Bologna vs. Verona||2:45 pm||Paramount +|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.