Clear your Sunday schedule. Fans will be treated to two of the biggest games of the Serie A season thus far and they’re happening back to back.
Napoli (2nd, 24 points) will take its perfect record to Rome, where the Partenopei will face an AS Roma side (4th, 15 points) still smarting from a 6-1 humbling in Norway during midweek Europa Conference League play. The rest of Serie A is hoping that Jose Mourinho’s team can be the first to slow down Luciano Spalletti’s club which needs to win to regain the top spot in the standings after AC Milan’s victory on Saturday.
Inter Milan (3rd, 17 points) and Juventus (7th, 14 points) are still hoping to join Napoli and AC Milan in the battle for the Serie A title and their head-to-head in Sunday’s late game will go a long way toward determining whether we’ll have a potential third horse in the race. Inter and Juve will meet at the Stadio San Siro in Milan in another edition of the Derby d’Italia, the two teams with the most league titles in Italian football. Both are coming off midweek Champions League victories.
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After seeing their Champions League hopes fade with a third straight loss in the competition during midweek, AC Milan is showing it’s a different team in league play, where it’s been on nearly as dominant a run as Napoli. AC Milan (1st, 25 points) has won eight of its nine Serie A matches and also remains undefeated after beating Bologna by a 4-2 score on Saturday. Bologna (9th, 12 points) was hamstrung by two red cards though it found itself level at 2-2 with just six minutes left in the game.
Among the other teams contending for the spots below Napoli and AC Milan, there are three that will hope to pick up all three points on Sunday to keep up the chase. Atalanta (6th, 14 points) and Fiorentina (8th, 12 points) have home matches, while Lazio (5th, 14 points) faces a tricky away match at Verona (14th, 8 points).
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How to watch Italian Serie A in the USA
The 2021-22 Italian Serie A season is the first league campaign to be carried exclusively by CBS Sports through its CBS Sports Network linear TV channel and the Paramount+ streaming platform. All 380 Serie A matches will be streamed on Paramount+.
The network will also produce pregame and postgame studio shows titled “Calcio e Cappuccino” (“Football and Cappuccino”) around select matches.
- Dates: Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, through Sunday, May 22, 2022
- TV channels (USA): CBS Sports Network (select matches)
- Streaming: Paramount+
For televised matches, CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) is streamed on fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial for new users. The channel is also available on major cable, satellite and telco providers, as well as streaming providers YouTubeTV, DirecTV and Hulu.
Serie A schedule: Matchday 9
(Home clubs listed first)
Friday, Oct. 22
|Torino 3, Genoa 2||Highlights|
|Sampdoria 2, Spezia 1||Highlights|
Saturday, Oct. 23
|Salernitana 2, Empoli 4||Highlights|
|Sassuolo 3, Venezia 1||Highlights|
|Bologna 2, AC Milan 4||Highlights|
Sunday, Oct. 24
|Matches||Time (ET)||TV channels||Stream|
|Atalanta vs. Udinese||6:30 a.m.||Paramount+|
|Verona vs. Lazio||9 a.m.||Paramount+|
|Fiorentina vs. Cagliari||9 a.m.||Paramount+|
|AS Roma vs. Napoli||12 p.m.||CBS Sports Network||Paramount+|
|Inter Milan vs. Juventus||2:45 p.m.||CBS Sports Network||Paramount+|