2018-19 Serie A

87th season and 117th championship of top-tier Italian men's football

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]

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

Stadiums and locations

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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

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

Managerial changes

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

League table

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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

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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

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Top goalscorers

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

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

Top assists

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

Hat-tricks

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Player Club Against Result Date
  Josip Iličić Atalanta Chievo 5–1 (A) Archived 2021-01-21 at the Wayback Machine 21 October 2018
  Dries Mertens Napoli Empoli 5–1 (H) Archived 2021-01-21 at the Wayback Machine 2 November 2018
  Duván Zapata Atalanta Udinese 3–1 (A) Archived 2021-01-21 at the Wayback Machine 9 December 2018
  Josip Iličić Atalanta Sassuolo 6–2 (A) Archived 2021-01-21 at the Wayback Machine 29 December 2018
  Duván Zapata4 Atalanta Frosinone 5–0 (A) Archived 2021-01-21 at the Wayback Machine 20 January 2019
Note

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

Clean sheets

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

Awards

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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   Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus
Best Young Player   Nicolò Zaniolo Roma
Best Goalkeeper   Samir Handanović Internazionale
Best Defender   Kalidou Koulibaly Napoli
Best Midfielder   Sergej Milinković-Savić Lazio
Best Striker   Fabio Quagliarella Sampdoria

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