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Juve to visit Sampdoria in Serie A opening round

July 29, 2013

MILAN (AP) — Serie A champion Juventus will kick off its bid for a third straight title at Sampdoria, the only team it lost twice to in the league last season.

The 2013-14 calendar was announced Monday. Runner-up Napoli hosts Bologna on the opening day, AC Milan travels to newly promoted Verona, and Inter Milan hosts Genoa.

Juventus hosts Lazio in its first home match, before making a trip to bitter rival Inter.

The season starts the weekend of Aug. 24 and ends May 18.

This season will be the first in the history of the Italian league that there will be five top-flight derbies. Turin, Milan, Rome, Verona and Genoa all have two teams in Serie A.

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