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Serie A unveils 2016-17 schedule; Juventus to host Fiorentia in season opener

Juventus will host Fiorentina in its season opener.

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Juventus will begin its quest for a sixth consecutive Scudetto when it hosts Fiorentina on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Juventus Stadium in Turin.

Serie A announced the fixture list for the 2016-17 season Friday during a ceremony in Milan. The campaign runs from Aug. 20 to May 28, 2017 with a handful of midweek contests.

Juve's first four opponents — Fiorentia, Lazio, Sassuolo and Inter Milan — finished in at least the top eight last season. Then they'll have two easier opponents in recently promoted Cagliari and Palermo followed by Empoli and Udinese.

Juve heads to Milan for a Matchday 9 clash against AC Milan before hosting Sampdoria. On Matchday 11, Juve will host Napoli, who finished nine points back of Juve in second last season. Next up is Chievo (A), Pescara (H), Genoa (A) and Atalanta (H) before the Turin Derby in Matchday 16 at Stadio Olimpico Grade Torino. The final three games of first half have Juve hosting Roma, on the road against Crotone and Bologna at Juventus Stadium.

The full schedule for Juve is below. Once teams play through the first 19 matches, the schedule goes back to week 1 for the second half with the home and away locations switched.

Round Opponent Location
1 Fiorentina Home
2 Lazio Away
3 Sassuolo Home
4 Inter Milan Away
5 Cagliari Home
6 Palermo Away
7 Empoli Home
8 Udinese Home
9 AC Milan Away
10 Sampdoria Home
11 Napoli Home
12 Chievo Away
13 Pescara Home
14 Genoa Away
15 Atalanta Home
16 Torino Away
17 Roma Home
18 Crotone Away
19 Bologna Home