Serie A kick-off in Italy and in Rome

Serie A kick-off

On August 20th kick-off will be taken in Serie A for the 2017-18 season. On the first match-day, you can watch Lazio play at home against Spal at the Olympics Stadium in Rome.

Whenever Lazio plays at the Olympics Stadium, there are normally around 20,000 spectators present. One week later, at August 27th, AS Roma will play at the same stadium against Inter. Now, that is not an ordinary Serie A match, that is a top-match in Serie A. For that reason one can expect it to be more spectators than at an ordinary match. For that reason, you can expect it to be more than 30,000 people present at the AS Roma vs Inter match on August 27th.

Serie A kick-off
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This will be the first season in ages when AS Roma will play without Totti in the club. The legendary player finished his career last season, and even though there have been rumors about his return to either AS Roma (or some Chinese club), nothing has been said officially yet.

In the present AS Roma squad, the biggest stars are Edin Džeko, Daniele De Rossi, Emerson, Federico Fazio, Kevin Strootman, Alessandro Florenzi, Radja Nainggolan, Argentina Diego Perotti and Stephan El Shaarawy. A big hit in Roma last season, Mohamed Salah, was recently sold to Liverpool FC, and he will, therefore, continue his career in Liverpool and not in Rome.

Some of the most famous players in Lazio are Ciro Immobile, Ștefan Radu, Luis Alberto, Felipe Anderson and Alessandro Rossi. For more information about AS Roma and football in Rome, check this article.

Are you ready for kick-off?

When Serie A kick-off will be made on August 20th, some of the other big leagues in Europe have already started. In France Ligue 1 will start already on August 4th, while the Premier League in England will start on August 11th. LaLiga in Spain will, however, start exactly the same day as Serie A, August 20th.

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