2018-19 Serie A

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Serie A
Dates18 August 2018 – 26 May 2019
ChampionsJuventus
35th title
RelegatedEmpoli
Frosinone
Chievo
Champions LeagueJuventus
Napoli
Atalanta
Internazionale
Europa LeagueLazio
Roma
Torino
Matches played380
Goals scored1,019 (2.68 per match)
Top goalscorerFabio Quagliarella
(26 goals)[1]
Biggest home winFiorentina 6–1 Chievo
(26 August 2018)
Internazionale 5–0 Genoa
(3 November 2018)
Biggest away winFrosinone 0–5 Sampdoria
(15 September 2018)
Frosinone 0–5 Atalanta
(20 January 2019)
Highest scoringSassuolo 5–3 Genoa
(2 September 2018)
Sassuolo 2–6 Atalanta
(29 December 2018)
Sassuolo 3–5 Sampdoria
(16 March 2019)
Longest winning run8 games
Juventus
Longest unbeaten run27 games
Juventus
Longest winless run18 games
Chievo
Longest losing run7 games
Chievo
Highest attendance78,725
Internazionale 1–0 Milan
(21 October 2018)
Lowest attendance7,000
SPAL 1–0 Parma
(Bologna, 26 August 2018)
Total attendance9,199,649
Average attendance24,931

The 2018–19 Serie A (known as the Serie A TIM for sponsorship reasons) was the 117th season of top-tier Italian football. Juventus won their 7th Serie A title in a row. The season was played between 18 August 2018 to 26 May 2019.[2]

Teams[change | change source]

Stadiums and locations[change | change source]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity 2017–18 season
Atalanta Bergamo Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia 21,300 7th in Serie A
Bologna Bologna Stadio Renato Dall'Ara 38,279 15th in Serie A
Cagliari Cagliari Sardegna Arena 16,233 16th in Serie A
Chievo Verona Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi 38,402 13th in Serie A
Empoli Empoli Stadio Carlo Castellani 16,284 Serie B champions
Fiorentina Florence Stadio Artemio Franchi 43,147 8th in Serie A
Frosinone Frosinone Stadio Benito Stirpe 16,227 Serie B playoff winners
Genoa Genoa Stadio Luigi Ferraris 36,685 12th in Serie A
Internazionale Milan San Siro 80,018 4th in Serie A
Juventus Turin Juventus Stadium 41,507 Serie A champions
Lazio Rome Stadio Olimpico 72,698 5th in Serie A
Milan Milan San Siro 80,018 6th in Serie A
Napoli Naples Stadio San Paolo 60,240 2nd in Serie A
Parma Parma Stadio Ennio Tardini 27,906 2nd in Serie B
Roma Rome Stadio Olimpico 72,698 3rd in Serie A
Sampdoria Genoa Stadio Luigi Ferraris 36,685 10th in Serie A
Sassuolo Sassuolo Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore
(Reggio Emilia)
23,717 11th in Serie A
SPAL Ferrara Stadio Paolo Mazza 16,164 17th in Serie A
Torino Turin Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino 27,994 9th in Serie A
Udinese Udine Stadio Friuli 25,132 14th in Serie A

Personnel and kits[change | change source]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsors
Atalanta Italy Gian Piero Gasperini Argentina Alejandro Gómez Joma Radici Group
Bologna Serbia Siniša Mihajlović Switzerland Blerim Džemaili Macron Liu·Jo
Cagliari Italy Rolando Maran Italy Luca Ceppitelli Macron Ichnusa
Chievo Italy Domenico Di Carlo Italy Sergio Pellissier Givova Paluani
Empoli Italy Aurelio Andreazzoli Italy Manuel Pasqual Kappa Computer Gross
Fiorentina Italy Vincenzo Montella Argentina Germán Pezzella Le Coq Sportif Save The Children
Frosinone Italy Marco Baroni Italy Daniel Ciofani Zeus Sport Banca Popolare del Frusinate
Genoa Italy Cesare Prandelli Italy Domenico Criscito Lotto Giocheria
Internazionale Italy Luciano Spalletti Slovenia Samir Handanović Nike Pirelli
Juventus Italy Massimiliano Allegri Italy Giorgio Chiellini Adidas Jeep
Lazio Italy Simone Inzaghi Bosnia and Herzegovina Senad Lulić Macron Marathonbet
Milan Italy Gennaro Gattuso Italy Alessio Romagnoli Puma[3][4] Fly Emirates
Napoli Italy Carlo Ancelotti Italy Lorenzo Insigne Kappa Lete
Parma Italy Roberto D'Aversa Portugal Bruno Alves Erreà Cetilar
Roma Italy Claudio Ranieri Italy Daniele De Rossi Nike Qatar Airways
Sampdoria Italy Marco Giampaolo Italy Fabio Quagliarella Joma Invent Energy
Sassuolo Italy Roberto De Zerbi Italy Francesco Magnanelli Kappa Mapei
SPAL Italy Leonardo Semplici Italy Mirco Antenucci Macron Tassi Group
Torino Italy Walter Mazzarri Italy Andrea Belotti Kappa Suzuki
Udinese Croatia Igor Tudor Switzerland Valon Behrami Macron Dacia

Managerial changes[change | change source]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Napoli Italy Maurizio Sarri Mutual consent 23 May 2018[5] Pre-season Italy Carlo Ancelotti 23 May 2018[6]
Bologna Italy Roberto Donadoni 24 May 2018[7] Italy Filippo Inzaghi 13 June 2018[8]
Cagliari Uruguay Diego López 30 May 2018[9] Italy Rolando Maran 7 June 2018[10]
Sassuolo Italy Giuseppe Iachini 5 June 2018[11] Italy Roberto De Zerbi 13 June 2018[12]
Udinese Croatia Igor Tudor 7 June 2018 Spain Julio Velázquez 7 June 2018[13]
Chievo Italy Lorenzo D'Anna Sacked 9 October 2018[14] 20th Italy Gian Piero Ventura 10 October 2018[15]
Genoa Italy Davide Ballardini 9 October 2018[16] 11th Croatia Ivan Jurić 9 October 2018[16]
Empoli Italy Aurelio Andreazzoli 5 November 2018[17] 18th Italy Giuseppe Iachini 6 November 2018[18]
Chievo Italy Gian Piero Ventura Resigned, consensual resolution 13 November 2018[19] 20th Italy Domenico Di Carlo 13 November 2018[20]
Udinese Spain Julio Velázquez Sacked 13 November 2018 17th Italy Davide Nicola 13 November 2018[21]
Genoa Croatia Ivan Jurić 7 December 2018[22] 14th Italy Cesare Prandelli 7 December 2018[22]
Frosinone Italy Moreno Longo 19 December 2018[23] 19th Italy Marco Baroni 19 December 2018[24]
Bologna Italy Filippo Inzaghi 28 January 2019[25] 18th Serbia Siniša Mihajlović 28 January 2019[25]
Roma Italy Eusebio Di Francesco 7 March 2019[26] 5th Italy Claudio Ranieri 8 March 2019[27]
Empoli Italy Giuseppe Iachini 13 March 2019[28] 17th Italy Aurelio Andreazzoli 13 March 2019[28]
Udinese Italy Davide Nicola 20 March 2019[29] 16th Croatia Igor Tudor 21 March 2019[30]
Fiorentina Italy Stefano Pioli Resigned 9 April 2019[31] 10th Italy Vincenzo Montella 10 April 2019[32]

League table[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Juventus (C) 38 28 6 4 70 30 +40 90 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Napoli 38 24 7 7 74 36 +38 79
3 Atalanta 38 20 9 9 77 46 +31 69[a]
4 Internazionale 38 20 9 9 57 33 +24 69[a]
5 Milan[b] 38 19 11 8 55 36 +19 68 Ineligible for UEFA competitions
6 Roma 38 18 12 8 66 48 +18 66 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
7 Torino 38 16 15 7 52 37 +15 63 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
8 Lazio 38 17 8 13 56 46 +10 59 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[c]
9 Sampdoria 38 15 8 15 60 51 +9 53
10 Bologna 38 11 11 16 48 56 −8 44
11 Sassuolo 38 9 16 13 53 60 −7 43[d]
12 Udinese 38 11 10 17 39 53 −14 43[d]
13 SPAL 38 11 9 18 44 56 −12 42
14 Parma 38 10 11 17 41 61 −20 41[e]
15 Cagliari 38 10 11 17 36 54 −18 41[e]
16 Fiorentina 38 8 17 13 47 45 +2 41[e]
17 Genoa 38 8 14 16 39 57 −18 38[f]
18 Empoli (R) 38 10 8 20 51 70 −19 38[f] Relegation to Serie B
19 Frosinone (R) 38 5 10 23 29 69 −40 25
20 Chievo (R) 38 2 14 22 25 75 −50 17[g]
Source: Serie A, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Draw. (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played).[35]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Atalanta finished ahead of Internazionale on head-to-head points: Atalanta 4–1 Internazionale, Internazionale 0–0 Atalanta.
  2. Milan excluded from UEFA competitions over financial fair play violation.[33]
  3. Lazio qualified for the Europa League group stage by winning the 2018–19 Coppa Italia.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sassuolo finished ahead of Udinese on goal difference: Sassuolo –7, Udinese –14.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Positions determined by head-to-head points: Parma: 9 pts; Cagliari: 7 pts; Fiorentina: 1 pt.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Genoa finished ahead of Empoli on head-to-head points: Genoa 2–1 Empoli, Empoli 1–3 Genoa.
  7. Chievo were deducted 3 points after being found guilty of false accounting.[34]

Results[change | change source]

Home \ Away ATA BOL CAG CHV EMP FIO FRO GEN INT JUV LAZ MIL NAP PAR ROM SAM SAS SPA TOR UDI
Atalanta 4–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 4–0 2–1 4–1 2–2 1–0 1–3 1–2 3–0 3–3 0–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 2–0
Bologna 1–2 2–0 3–0 3–1 0–0 0–4 1–1 0–3 0–1 0–2 0–0 3–2 4–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–1
Cagliari 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–2
Chievo 1–5 2–2 0–3 0–0 3–4 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 0–3 0–0 0–2 0–4 0–1 0–2
Empoli 3–2 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 1–3 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–3 0–2 2–4 3–0 2–4 4–1 2–1
Fiorentina 2–0 0–0 1–1 6–1 3–1 0–1 0–0 3–3 0–3 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–3 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–0
Frosinone 0–5 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–3 1–1 1–2 1–3 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–2 3–2 2–3 0–5 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–3
Genoa 3–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–4 2–0 2–1 0–2 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–2
Internazionale 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 5–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–0
Juventus 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 3–3 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–1
Lazio 1–3 3–3 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 0–3 1–2 1–1 1–2 4–1 3–0 2–2 2–2 4–1 1–1 2–0
Milan 2–2 2–1 3–0 3–1 3–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–3 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1
Napoli 1–2 3–2 2–1 0–0 5–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 4–1 1–2 2–1 3–2 3–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 4–2
Parma 1–3 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 3–3 2–1 2–3 0–0 2–2
Roma 3–3 2–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 2–2 4–0 3–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–4 2–1 4–1 3–1 0–2 3–2 1–0
Sampdoria 1–2 4–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–4 4–0
Sassuolo 2–6 2–2 3–0 4–0 3–1 3–3 2–2 5–3 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–4 1–1 0–0 0–0 3–5 1–1 1–1 0–0
SPAL 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–2 1–4 0–3 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–3 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–2 0–0 0–0
Torino 2–0 2–3 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–3 1–2 0–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 1–0
Udinese 1–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–3 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–2 1–1
Source: Serie A
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Season statistics[change | change source]

Top goalscorers[change | change source]

Rank Player Club Goals[36]
1 Italy Fabio Quagliarella Sampdoria 26
2 Colombia Duván Zapata Atalanta 23
3 Poland Krzysztof Piątek Genoa/Milan1 22
4 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus 21
5 Poland Arkadiusz Milik Napoli 17
6 Italy Francesco Caputo Empoli 16
Belgium Dries Mertens Napoli
Italy Leonardo Pavoletti Cagliari
Italy Andrea Petagna SPAL
10 Italy Andrea Belotti Torino 15
Italy Ciro Immobile Lazio

1 Piątek played for Genoa until matchday 20 and scored 13 goals.

Top assists[change | change source]

Rank Player Club Assists[37]
1 Argentina Alejandro Gómez Atalanta 11
Belgium Dries Mertens Napoli
3 Spain José Callejón Napoli 10
Spain Suso Milan
5 Argentina Rodrigo De Paul Udinese 8
Italy Manuel Lazzari SPAL
Italy Fabio Quagliarella Sampdoria
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus
9 Slovenia Josip Iličić Atalanta 7
Bosnia and Herzegovina Rade Krunić Empoli
Turkey Cengiz Ünder Roma
Colombia Duván Zapata Atalanta

Hat-tricks[change | change source]

Player Club Against Result Date
Slovenia Josip Iličić Atalanta Chievo 5–1 (A) 21 October 2018
Belgium Dries Mertens Napoli Empoli 5–1 (H) 2 November 2018
Colombia Duván Zapata Atalanta Udinese 3–1 (A) 9 December 2018
Slovenia Josip Iličić Atalanta Sassuolo 6–2 (A) 29 December 2018
Colombia Duván Zapata4 Atalanta Frosinone 5–0 (A) 20 January 2019
Note

4 Player scored four goals ; (H) – Home (A) – Away

Clean sheets[change | change source]

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets[38]
1 Slovenia Samir Handanović Internazionale 17
2 Italy Salvatore Sirigu Torino 15
3 Italy Gianluigi Donnarumma Milan 13
4 Italy Andrea Consigli Sassuolo 12
5 Italy Emil Audero Sampdoria 11
Poland Wojciech Szczęsny Juventus
7 Italy Luigi Sepe Parma 10
Poland Łukasz Skorupski Bologna
Albania Thomas Strakosha Lazio
10 France Alban Lafont Fiorentina 9

Awards[change | change source]

In 2019, Serie A introduced the Serie A Awards for the first time, using calculations from Opta Sports and Netco Sports to determine the best players of the season.[39][40]

Award Winner Club
Most Valuable Player Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus
Best Young Player Italy Nicolò Zaniolo Roma
Best Goalkeeper Slovenia Samir Handanović Internazionale
Best Defender Senegal Kalidou Koulibaly Napoli
Best Midfielder Serbia Sergej Milinković-Savić Lazio
Best Striker Italy Fabio Quagliarella Sampdoria

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