2017–18 Serie A

Serie A
Season 2017–18
Dates 19 August 2017 – 20 May 2018
Matches played 207
Goals scored 569 (2.75 per match)
Top goalscorer Ciro Immobile
(20 goals)[1]
Biggest home win Napoli 6–0 Benevento
(17 September 2017)[2]
Biggest away win Hellas Verona 0–5 Fiorentina
(10 September 2017)[3]
Highest scoring Udinese 2–6 Juventus
(22 October 2017)[4]
Longest winning run 8 games[5]
Napoli
Longest unbeaten run 16 games[6]
Internazionale
Longest winless run 18 games[7]
Benevento
Longest losing run 14 games[8]
Benevento
Highest attendance 78,328
Internazionale 3–2 Milan
(15 October 2017)[9]
Lowest attendance 7,000
Chievo 2–3 Bologna
(22 December 2017)[10]
Total attendance 4,845,058[11][12]
Average attendance 24,469[13][14]
All statistics correct as of 21 January 2018.

The 2017–18 Serie A (known as the Serie A TIM for sponsorship reasons) is the 116th season of top-tier Italian football, the 86th in a round-robin tournament and the 8th since its organization under a league committee separate from Serie B. Juventus are the six-time defending champions. The season runs from 19 August 2017 to 20 May 2018.[15][16]

Events[]

On 13 May 2017, SPAL was promoted from Serie B after 49 years.[17] Five days later, Hellas Verona was promoted from Serie B after one year of relegation while on 8 June 2017, Benevento won the play-off to earn its first promotion in Serie A; the 67th team to participate in the Italian top level league.[18]

After video replays were privately tested in the previous season, on 10 June 2017 it was announced replay assistance will be implemented the following season.[19]

Teams[]

Stadiums and locations[]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity 2016–17 season
Atalanta Bergamo Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia 21,300 4th in Serie A
Benevento Benevento Stadio Ciro Vigorito 17,554 Serie B Play-off Winners
Bologna Bologna Stadio Renato Dall'Ara 38,279 15th in Serie A
Cagliari Cagliari Sardegna Arena 16,233 11th in Serie A
Chievo Verona Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi 38,402 14th in Serie A
Crotone Crotone Stadio Ezio Scida 16,547 17th in Serie A
Fiorentina Florence Stadio Artemio Franchi 43,147 8th in Serie A
Genoa Genoa Stadio Luigi Ferraris 36,685 16th in Serie A
Hellas Verona Verona Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi 38,402 Serie B Runners-up
Internazionale Milan San Siro 80,018 7th in Serie A
Juventus Turin Allianz Stadium 41,507 Serie A Champions
Lazio Rome Stadio Olimpico 70,634 5th in Serie A
Milan Milan San Siro 80,018 6th in Serie A
Napoli Naples Stadio San Paolo 60,240 3rd in Serie A
Roma Rome Stadio Olimpico 70,634 2nd 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 12th in Serie A
SPAL Ferrara Stadio Paolo Mazza 13,020 Serie B Champions
Torino Turin Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino 27,994 9th in Serie A
Udinese Udine Stadio Friuli-Dacia Arena 25,144 13th in Serie A

Personnel and kits[]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsors
Atalanta Italy Gian Piero Gasperini Argentina Alejandro Gómez Joma TWS
Benevento Italy Roberto De Zerbi Italy Fabio Lucioni FG Sport IVPC-Energia Pulita
Bologna Italy Roberto Donadoni Italy Daniele Gastaldello Macron Faac
Cagliari Uruguay Diego López Italy Daniele Dessena Macron Ichnusa
Chievo Verona Italy Rolando Maran Italy Sergio Pellissier Givova Paluani
Crotone Italy Walter Zenga Italy Alex Cordaz Zeus Sport
Fiorentina Italy Stefano Pioli Italy Davide Astori Le Coq Sportif Folletto
Genoa Italy Davide Ballardini Italy Mattia Perin Lotto Eviva noi siamo energia
Hellas Verona Italy Fabio Pecchia Italy Giampaolo Pazzini Nike Metano Nord
Internazionale Italy Luciano Spalletti Argentina Mauro Icardi Nike Pirelli
Juventus Italy Massimiliano Allegri Italy Gianluigi Buffon Adidas Jeep
Lazio Italy Simone Inzaghi Bosnia and Herzegovina Senad Lulić Macron Seleco
Milan Italy Gennaro Gattuso Italy Leonardo Bonucci Adidas Fly Emirates
Napoli Italy Maurizio Sarri Slovakia Marek Hamšík Kappa Lete
Roma Italy Eusebio Di Francesco Italy Daniele De Rossi Nike
Sampdoria Italy Marco Giampaolo Italy Vasco Regini Joma
Sassuolo Italy Giuseppe Iachini Italy Francesco Magnanelli Kappa Mapei
SPAL Italy Leonardo Semplici Italy Luca Mora Macron Vetroresina
Torino Italy Walter Mazzarri Italy Andrea Belotti Kappa Suzuki
Udinese Italy Massimo Oddo Brazil Danilo HS Sport Dacia

Managerial changes[]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Internazionale Italy Stefano Vecchi End of caretaker spell 28 May 2017 Pre-season Italy Luciano Spalletti 9 June 2017 [20]
Roma Italy Luciano Spalletti Mutual consent 30 May 2017[21] Italy Eusebio Di Francesco 13 June 2017[22]
Fiorentina Portugal Paulo Sousa End of contract 6 June 2017 Italy Stefano Pioli 6 June 2017 [23]
Sassuolo Italy Eusebio Di Francesco Signed by Roma 13 June 2017 Italy Cristian Bucchi 20 June 2017[24]
Cagliari Italy Massimo Rastelli Sacked 17 October 2017[25] 14th Uruguay Diego López 18 October 2017[26]
Benevento Italy Marco Baroni 23 October 2017 20th Italy Roberto De Zerbi 23 October 2017[27]
Genoa Croatia Ivan Jurić 5 November 2017[28] 18th Italy Davide Ballardini 6 November 2017[29]
Udinese Italy Luigi Delneri 21 November 2017[30] 14th Italy Massimo Oddo 21 November 2017[31]
Sassuolo Italy Cristian Bucchi 27 November 2017[32] 16th Italy Giuseppe Iachini 27 November 2017[33]
Milan Italy Vincenzo Montella 27 November 2017[34] 7th Italy Gennaro Gattuso 27 November 2017[35]
Crotone Italy Davide Nicola Resigned 6 December 2017[36] 16th Italy Walter Zenga 8 December 2017[37]
Torino Serbia Siniša Mihajlović Sacked 4 January 2018[38] 10th Italy Walter Mazzarri 4 January 2018[39]

League table[]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Napoli 21 17 3 1 45 13 +32 54 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Juventus 20 16 2 2 49 15 +34 50
3 Lazio 20 13 4 3 53 25 +28 43
4 Internazionale 21 12 7 2 36 16 +20 43
5 Roma 20 12 4 4 31 15 +16 40 Qualification to Europa League group stage
6 Sampdoria 20 10 3 7 39 30 +9 33 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round
7 Milan 21 9 4 8 27 28 −1 31
8 Atalanta 21 8 6 7 31 27 +4 30
9 Udinese 20 9 2 9 34 28 +6 29
10 Torino 21 6 11 4 29 28 +1 29
11 Fiorentina 21 7 7 7 30 24 +6 28
12 Bologna 21 8 3 10 26 30 −4 27
13 Chievo 21 5 7 9 21 37 −16 22
14 Sassuolo 21 6 4 11 14 31 −17 22
15 Genoa 20 5 6 9 16 22 −6 21
16 Cagliari 21 6 2 13 19 33 −14 20
17 Crotone 21 5 3 13 16 38 −22 18
18 SPAL 21 3 7 11 22 39 −17 16 Relegation to Serie B
19 Hellas Verona 21 3 4 14 18 44 −26 13
20 Benevento 21 2 1 18 13 45 −32 7
Updated to match(es) played on 21 January 2018. 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.[40]

Positions by round[]

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards.

Team
Round
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Napoli 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Juventus 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2
Lazio 11 8 4 4 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 3
Internazionale 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 3 3 3 3 4
Roma 7 11 10 8 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5
Sampdoria 6 5 6 7 8 7 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Milan 3 4 7 5 4 6 7 10 11 8 8 7 7 7 8 7 7 11 11 11 7
Atalanta 16 18 13 11 9 9 11 12 12 9 10 10 11 10 10 8 8 7 9 7 8
Udinese 15 16 12 15 16 17 13 13 15 13 13 13 14 14 14 13 11 9 8 8 9
Torino 9 6 5 6 5 8 6 8 10 12 9 8 8 12 11 9 10 10 10 10 10
Fiorentina 20 20 11 9 10 12 12 11 9 7 7 9 9 11 7 10 9 8 7 9 11
Bologna 8 9 9 13 13 11 9 7 8 11 12 12 13 8 9 11 12 12 12 12 12
Chievo 5 10 14 12 12 10 10 9 7 10 11 11 10 9 12 12 13 13 13 13
Sassuolo 12 15 17 17 15 15 17 19 13 15 17 17 16 16 17 15 15 14 14 16
Genoa 10 12 16 16 17 18 19 17 14 16 18 18 18 17 15 16 17 15 16 14
Cagliari 18 19 15 10 11 13 14 14 16 14 14 14 12 13 13 14 14 16 15 15 16
Crotone 19 14 18 18 19 16 16 15 17 17 15 15 15 15 16 17 16 18 18 18 17
SPAL 13 7 8 14 15 14 15 18 19 19 16 16 17 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 18
Hellas Verona 17 13 19 19 18 19 18 16 18 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19
Benevento 14 17 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 r

Source: Lega Serie A

Leader
2018–19 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2018–19 UEFA Europa League Group stage
2018–19 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
Relegation to 2018–19 Serie B

Results[]

Home \ Away ATA BEN BOL CAG CHV CRO FIO GEN HEL INT JUV LAZ MIL NAP ROM SAM SAS SPA TOR UDI
Atalanta 1–0 1–0 1–2 5–1 3–0 2–2 3–3 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–1
Benevento 0–1 1–0 0–3 1–2 1–5 2–2 0–4 3–2 1–2 1–2 0–1
Bologna 3–0 1–1 2–3 a 1–1 0–3 1–2 0–3 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–2
Cagliari 2–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 2–3 2–1 1–3 0–1 1–2 2–2 0–1
Chievo 1–1 2–3 2–1 3–2 1–2 1–4 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1
Crotone 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–3 0–1 2–2 0–3
Fiorentina 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–4 1–2 3–0 3–0 2–1
Genoa 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–4 2–3 2–3 1–1 0–2 1–0
Hellas Verona 1–0 2–3 a 0–3 0–5 0–1 1–2 1–3 0–3 3–0 1–3 0–0
Internazionale 2–0 5–0 3–0 1–0 a 0–0 3–2 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–3
Juventus 2–1 3–0 3–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 a 1–0 4–1 4–0
Lazio 3–0 5–1 4–0 1–1 4–1 1–4 a 6–1 0–0 1–3 pp
Milan 0–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 a 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–0 2–1
Napoli 3–1 6–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 a 3–2 3–1
Roma 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–3 2–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 3–1
Sampdoria 3–1 2–1 4–1 5–0 a 3–2 1–2 2–0 pp 0–1 2–0
Sassuolo 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–1
SPAL 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–5 2–3 0–1 2–2 3–2
Torino 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 a 1–3 0–1 2–2 3–0
Udinese 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 4–0 2–6 0–1 4–0 1–1 2–3
Updated to match(es) played on 21 January 2018. Source: Serie A
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Season statistics[]

Hat-tricks[]

Player Club Against Result Date
Argentina Paulo Dybala Juventus Genoa 4–2 (A) 26 August 2017
Italy Ciro Immobile Lazio Milan 4–1 (H) 10 September 2017
Argentina Paulo Dybala Juventus Sassuolo 3–1 (A) 17 September 2017
Belgium Dries Mertens Napoli Benevento 6–0 (H) 17 September 2017
Argentina Mauro Icardi Internazionale Milan 3–2 (H) 15 October 2017
Germany Sami Khedira Juventus Udinese 6–2 (A) 22 October 2017
Croatia Ivan Perišić Internazionale Chievo 5–0 (H) 3 December 2017
Italy Ciro Immobile4 Lazio SPAL 5–2 (A) 6 January 2018
Italy Fabio Quagliarella Sampdoria Fiorentina 3–1 (H) 21 January 2018

Clean sheets[]

As of matches played 21 January 2018.[43]
Rank Player Club Clean
sheets
1 Slovenia Samir Handanović Internazionale 9
Spain Pepe Reina Napoli
Brazil Alisson Becker Roma
4 Italy Mattia Perin Genoa 8
5 Italy Marco Sportiello Fiorentina 7
6 Italy Andrea Consigli Sassuolo 6
Italy Gianluigi Donnarumma Milan
Poland Wojciech Szczęsny Juventus

Number of teams by region[]

Number of teams Region Team(s)
3  Emilia-Romagna Bologna, Sassuolo and SPAL
 Lombardy Atalanta, Internazionale and Milan
2  Campania Benevento and Napoli
 Lazio Lazio and Roma
 Liguria Genoa and Sampdoria
 Piedmont Juventus and Torino
 Veneto Chievo and Hellas Verona
1  Calabria Crotone
 Friuli-Venezia Giulia Udinese
 Sardinia Cagliari
 Tuscany Fiorentina

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