Start, for Italians, one of the saddest football seasons. The ball will start rolling today and will stop in November, when the Bel Paese footballers, for two months, they will have to be watching the others have fun with the World Cup… For the second time. You have to hold on to Serie A, then, which at least promises well. Never, in the last decade, has there been so much uncertainty about the favorite for the shield.
Milan continues betting on enthusiasm and youth. He only lost Kessie and signed, so far, De Ketelaere, Origi and Adli. The reigning champion has been strengthened, but Inter will be a very tough rival in the race to win the 20th title first, which would be worth the second star. The Nerazzurri hugged the prodigal son Lukaku and, according to many commentators, they have the most competitive squad. During several stretches of the past course, they showed the best game in the championship.
Juventus is a great unknown. Coming from his first year without titles after a decade, he has changed face with several goodbyes (Chiellini, Bernardeschi, Dybala, De Ligt, Morata) and high-level additions. Di María and Pogba, if they are well, will make the difference, although the Frenchman has started with a serious knee injury. Newcomer Kostic completes a great lead, led by Vlahovic.
Immediately behind the three giants, today is Roma. Nobody beats the giallorossi in illusion Mourinho, after having lifted the Conference, the club’s first title since 2008, with his calls was decisive in signing Matic, Wijnaldum and Dybala. The Argentine, with Zaniolo, Pellegrini and Abraham, forms a dream striker. If the former Madrid player manages to have more balance at the back, this year at the Olympic Stadium (which will always be full) they will have fun.
Napoli start a new era (goodbye to Ospina, Koulibaly, Insigne, Mertens and, soon, Fabián)but he still has a competitive squad (he is shutting down Ndombélé) in the fight for the Champions League, which Jovic and Italian’s Fiorentina, Sarri’s Lazio and Gasperin’s Atalanta also point outYo. We will have to be careful with Monza, who won Serie A for the first time in their history and revolutionized their team with 15 signings (among them, the Spanish Pablo Marí). Berlusconi and Galliani are back to stay.