Official: The 2020-21 Serie A season to start on September 19

    Samu Castillejo during Milan-Cagliari at Stadio San Siro on August 1, 2020. (@imagoimages)

    The new season will begin in the middle of next month, a few days after Milan’s Europa League challenge.

    The Serie A season ended this weekend, with Milan – despite an excellent second round – finishing in 6th place in the league and qualifying for the Europa League preliminary stages.

    This evening, the Lega Serie A announced the dates of the 2020-21 season:

    “The Lega Council met today at 19.00 (local time) and unanimously resolved that Serie A TIM 2020-21 will start on the weekend of September 19. The decision confirms the preference already expressed in the afternoon by the majority of the clubs in a meeting dedicated to this topic.”

    It was first thought the league would start on September 12. As reported by Sky, the league should end on May 23. It is expected that the Christmas break will be from December 23 to January 3. There will most likely be 5 midweek games, in additional to the one scheduled for January 5.

    Milan’s commitments for next season actually begin on September 17, when they will play in the Europa League second qualifying round. Three days later, they’ll already be on the pitch for Serie A.

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