2017–18 Serie A
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|Dates||19 August 2017 – 20 May 2018|
|Goals scored||1,017 (2.68 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Mauro Icardi|
(29 goals each)
|Biggest home win||Juventus 7–0 Sassuolo|
(4 February 2018)
|Biggest away win||Hellas Verona 0–5 Fiorentina|
(10 September 2017)
Cagliari 0–5 Napoli
(26 February 2018)
Sampdoria 0–5 Internazionale
(18 March 2018)
Hellas Verona 0–5 Atalanta
(18 March 2018)
|Highest scoring||Udinese 2–6 Juventus|
(22 October 2017)
Lazio 6–2 Benevento
(31 March 2018)
|Longest winning run||12 games|
|Longest unbeaten run||18 games|
|Longest winless run||18 games|
|Longest losing run||14 games|
Internazionale 3–2 Milan
(15 October 2017)
Chievo 2–3 Bologna
(22 December 2017)
The 2017–18 Serie A (known as the Serie A TIM for sponsorship reasons) was 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 were the six-time defending champions. The season ran from 19 August 2017 to 20 May 2018.
On 13 May 2017, SPAL were mathematically promoted from Serie B after 49 years away. Five days later, Hellas Verona clinched promoted as well, one year on from being relegated. On 8 June 2017, Benevento won the promotion play-offs to earn the club a first ever promotion to Serie A; they became the 67th team to participate in the Italian top flight.
After video assistant refereeing (VAR) was privately tested in the previous season, on 10 June 2017 it was announced replay assistance would be implemented for this season. The percentage of errors in Serie A in this season was reportedly 0.89 percent, compared to 5.78 percent if VAR had not been not used.
Subsequently to the new UEFA entry criteria, Italy obtained four group stage spots for the following Champions League season, as did the other three leagues with the highest coefficient in Europe; this was an improvement on the three Champions League spots (two group stage places and one qualifying play-off place) that Serie A had received prior.
On 4 March 2018, Davide Astori, captain of Fiorentina, died in his sleep while staying in a hotel in Udine prior to Fiorentina's match against Udinese, proven to be caused by cardiac arrest determined from an autopsy conducted two days later. All Serie A, Serie B and Serie C matches scheduled for 4 March were postponed. Cagliari and Fiorentina both retired the number 13 jersey worn by Astori in his honour.
The teams that were relegated included Benevento (on 22 April 2018, after one year in Serie A), Hellas Verona (on 5 May 2018, also after one year), and Crotone (on 20 May 2018, after two seasons in the top flight).
On 13 May 2018, Juventus won their seventh title in a row and the 34th in their history following their 0–0 draw away to Roma in the penultimate matchweek. Four days later, Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced his farewell to Serie A (and the national football team). He left the league after 23 career seasons, the last seventeen being with Juventus, having earned nine league titles and 640 caps, the second highest ever in Serie A. However, after a year away with Paris Saint-Germain, Buffon would return to Juventus and to Serie A for the 2019–20 season.
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 |
|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||Dacia Arena||25,144||13th in Serie A|
Personnel and kits
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Replaced by||Date of appointment|
|Internazionale||Stefano Vecchi||End of caretaker spell||28 May 2017||Pre-season||Luciano Spalletti||9 June 2017 |
|Roma||Luciano Spalletti||Mutual consent||30 May 2017||Eusebio Di Francesco||13 June 2017|
|Fiorentina||Paulo Sousa||End of contract||6 June 2017||Stefano Pioli||6 June 2017 |
|Sassuolo||Eusebio Di Francesco||Signed by Roma||13 June 2017||Cristian Bucchi||20 June 2017|
|Cagliari||Massimo Rastelli||Sacked||17 October 2017||14th||Diego López||18 October 2017|
|Benevento||Marco Baroni||23 October 2017||20th||Roberto De Zerbi||23 October 2017|
|Genoa||Ivan Jurić||5 November 2017||18th||Davide Ballardini||6 November 2017|
|Udinese||Luigi Delneri||21 November 2017||14th||Massimo Oddo||21 November 2017|
|Sassuolo||Cristian Bucchi||27 November 2017||16th||Giuseppe Iachini||27 November 2017|
|Milan||Vincenzo Montella||27 November 2017||7th||Gennaro Gattuso||27 November 2017|
|Crotone||Davide Nicola||Resigned||6 December 2017||16th||Walter Zenga||8 December 2017|
|Torino||Siniša Mihajlović||Sacked||4 January 2018||10th||Walter Mazzarri||4 January 2018|
|Udinese||Massimo Oddo||24 April 2018||15th||Igor Tudor||24 April 2018|
|Chievo||Rolando Maran||29 April 2018||17th||Lorenzo D'Anna||29 April 2018|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Juventus (C)||38||30||5||3||86||24||+62||95||Qualification to Champions League group stage|
|5||Lazio||38||21||9||8||89||49||+40||72[a]||Qualification to Europa League group stage[b]|
|7||Atalanta||38||16||12||10||57||39||+18||60||Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round[b]|
|18||Crotone (R)||38||9||8||21||40||66||−26||35||Relegation to Serie B|
|19||Hellas Verona (R)||38||7||4||27||30||78||−48||25|
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Draw.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
- Internazionale finished ahead of Lazio on head-to-head points: Internazionale 0–0 Lazio, Lazio 2–3 Internazionale.
- Since the winners of the 2017–18 Coppa Italia, Juventus, qualified for European competition based on league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners (Europa League group stage) was passed to the sixth-placed team and the spot awarded to the sixth-placed team (Europa League second qualifying round) was passed to the seventh-placed team.
- Milan was originally banned from European competition due to violations against Financial Fair Play regulations. They appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and the ban was overturned on 20 July 2018.
- Chievo finished ahead of Udinese on head-to-head points: Chievo 1–1 Udinese, Udinese 1–2 Chievo.
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.
|Leader and 2018–19 UEFA Champions League group stage|
|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|
|Paulo Dybala||Juventus||Genoa||4–2 (A)||26 August 2017|
|Ciro Immobile||Lazio||Milan||4–1 (H)||10 September 2017|
|Paulo Dybala||Juventus||Sassuolo||3–1 (A)||17 September 2017|
|Dries Mertens||Napoli||Benevento||6–0 (H)||17 September 2017|
|Mauro Icardi||Internazionale||Milan||3–2 (H)||15 October 2017|
|Sami Khedira||Juventus||Udinese||6–2 (A)||22 October 2017|
|Ivan Perišić||Internazionale||Chievo||5–0 (H)||3 December 2017|
|Ciro Immobile4||Lazio||SPAL||5–2 (A)||6 January 2018|
|Fabio Quagliarella||Sampdoria||Fiorentina||3–1 (H)||21 January 2018|
|Gonzalo Higuaín||Juventus||Sassuolo||7–0 (H)||4 February 2018|
|Mauro Icardi4||Internazionale||Sampdoria||5–0 (A)||18 March 2018|
|Josip Iličić||Atalanta||Hellas Verona||5–0 (A)||18 March 2018|
|Andrea Belotti||Torino||Crotone||4–1 (H)||4 April 2018|
|Paulo Dybala||Juventus||Benevento||4–2 (A)||7 April 2018|
|Jordan Veretout||Fiorentina||Lazio||3–4 (H)||18 April 2018|
|Giovanni Simeone||Fiorentina||Napoli||3–0 (H)||29 April 2018|
4 Player scored four goals ; (H) – Home (A) – Away
|Team||Average home attendances|
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|
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