Juventus pre-season: Friendlies, transfers & Serie A fixtures

first_imgJuventus will look to extend their dominion over Serie A in 2019-20, having secured their seventh successive Scudetto last season, which brought their overall tally to 35 titles.Cristiano Ronaldo chipped in with 21 league goals as the Turin giants finished 11 points ahead of nearest rivals Napoli, and a remarkable 21 ahead of Atalanta and Inter, who finished third and fourth respectively.However, while they were well ahead in the league, they fell short in the Champions League, coming unstuck against a defiant Ajax side in the quarter-finals. They were also dumped out of the Coppa Italia in spectacular fashion, losing 3-0 to Atalanta at the quarter-final stage. Improvement will undoubtedly be expected in those areas. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! 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Ahead of the upcoming campaign, which will be led by Maurizio Sarri, Goal takes a look at Juventus’ pre-season friendly schedule, the club’s transfer activity and when their Serie A defence begins again.Juventus pre-season fixtures Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue Jul 21 Juventus 2-3 Tottenham 12:30pm / 7:30am National Stadium, Singapore Jul 24 Inter 12:30pm / 7:30am Olympic Stadium, Nanjing Aug 10 Atletico Madrid 5pm / 12pm Friends Arena, Solna Juventus’ 2019 pre-season chiefly revolves around the International Champions Cup (ICC), which will see them tour Asia and make a trip to Scandinavia.Their first ICC clash took place on July 21 against Champions League runners-up Tottenham, and the National Stadium in Singapore was the venue.Three days later they head to east China, where they will contest a Derby d’Italia against Serie A rivals Inter in Nanjing.A clash against Atletico Madrid in Sweden wraps up their pre-season preparations two weeks in advance of the first gameweek of the new season.Of course, more friendly games may be announced before then and we will keep you up to date with any developments.Juventus 2019-20 transfer activity Matthijs de Ligt Juventus 2019-20With Serie A becoming somewhat of a procession for Juve, their focus has unsurprisingly turned to the Champions League. If they learned anything from last season it is that they need to strengthen.The club secured the services of Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot on free transfers from Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain respectively, meaning the midfield is set to take on a different dynamic in 2019-20.An ageing defence has forced the club to bring in reinforcements and they have signed one of the brightest prospects in world football, Matthijs de Ligt, from Ajax as well as Merih Demiral from Sassuolo.Furthermore, club stalwart Gianluigi Buffon has returned, which is a major boost in the goalkeeper department.In terms of outgoings, the club bid farewell to stalwart Andrea Barzagli, who retired at the age of 38 and Leonardo Spinazzola signed for Roma, while Martin Caceres returned to Lazio following his loan spell.Speculation continues to swirl over the futures of players such as Mario Mandzukic, Alex Sandro and Miralem Pjanic.Transfer activity in Position Player Transferred from Fee Date MF Aaron Ramsey Arsenal Free Jul 1 MF Luca Pellegrini Roma €22m Jul 1 MF Adrien Rabiot PSG Free Jul 1 GK Gianluigi Buffon PSG Free Jul 4 DF Merih Demiral Sassuolo €18m Jul 5 DF Matthijs de Ligt Ajax €75m Jul 18 Transfer activity out Position Player Transferred to Fee Date DF Andrea Barzagli Retired – Jul 1 DF Leonardo Spinazzola Roma €29.5m Jul 1 Juventus 2019-20 Serie A fixtures Juventus’ 2019-20 Serie A season will kick off on August 25 in an away trip to Parma. Date Time Match 25/08/2019 15:00 Parma vs Juventus 01/09/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Napoli 15/09/2019 15:00 Fiorentina vs Juventus 22/09/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Verona 25/09/2019 15:00 Brescia vs Juventus 29/09/2019 15:00 Juventus vs SPAL 06/10/2019 15:00 Inter vs Juventus 20/10/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Bologna 27/10/2019 15:00 Lecce vs Juventus 30/10/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Genoa 03/11/2019 15:00 Torino vs Juventus 10/11/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Milan 24/11/2019 15:00 Atalanta vs Juventus 01/12/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Sassuolo 08/12/2019 19:45 Lazio vs Juventus 15/12/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Udinese 22/12/2019 15:00 Sampdoria vs Juventus 05/01/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Cagliari 12/01/2020 15:00 Roma vs Juventus 19/01/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Parma 26/01/2020 15:00 Napoli vs Juventus 02/02/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Fiorentina 09/02/2020 15:00 Verona vs Juventus 16/02/2020 19:45 Juventus vs Brescia 23/02/2020 15:00 SPAL vs Juventus 01/03/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Inter 08/03/2020 15:00 Bologna vs Juventus 15/03/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Lecce 22/03/2020 15:00 Genoa vs Juventus 05/04/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Torino 11/04/2020 15:00 Milan vs Juventus 19/04/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Atalanta 22/04/2020 15:00 Sassuolo vs Juventus 26/04/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Lazio 03/05/2020 15:00 Udinese vs Juventus 10/05/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Sampdoria 17/05/2020 15:00 Cagliari vs Juventus 24/05/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Romalast_img

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