Serie A fixtures: Bologna first, Atalanta last for Ibrahimovic and Milan

The Swedish veteran penned a one-year extension at San Siro this week having previously been linked to a move to Sinisa Mihajlovic’s side.

Ibrahimovic’s decision will have been swayed in part by a sensational finish to the previous campaign, which saw Milan go unbeaten in 13 games across all competitions when football in Italy resumed after the suspension amid the coronavirus pandemic.

SERIE A FULL FIXTURES

Milan will aim to build on that form, which yielded a sixth-place finish, during a favourable-looking opening that sees home games with Bologna and Spezia sandwich a trip a Crotone, though the derby with Inter and a clash against Roma at San Siro follow.

Lazio will be the last visitors to Milan of 2020 on December 23, while the Rossoneri host Juventus on January 6 in one of six matches – which include a visit from Atalanta – that month.

The second clash against Inter takes place on February 21, while a trip to Turin to face champions Juventus is on May 9 in one of three away games from Milan’s last four matches.

Stefano Pioli, who signed a new two-year contract as head coach in July, takes his side to Atalanta – who finished third last season – on the final day on May 23.

The schedule, published on September 2, is subject to change.

Milan’s fixtures in full:

September 20 – Milan v Bologna September 27 – Crotone v Milan October 4 – Milan v Spezia October 18 – Inter v Milan October 25 – Milan v Roma November 1 – Udinese v Milan November 8 – Milan v Hellas Verona November 22 – Napoli v Milan November 29 – Milan v Fiorentina December 6 – Sampdoria v Milan December 13 – Milan v Parma December 16 – Genoa v Milan December 20 – Sassuolo v Milan December 23 – Milan v Lazio January 3 – Benevento v Milan January 6 – Milan v Juventus January 10 – Milan v Torino January 17 – Cagliari v Milan January 24 – Milan v Atalanta January 31 – Bologna v Milan February 7 – Milan v Crotone February 14 – Spezia v Milan February 21 – Milan v Inter February 28 – Roma v Milan March 3 – Milan v Udinese March 7 – Hellas Verona v Milan March 14 – Milan v Napoli March 21 – Fiorentina v Milan April 4 – Milan v Sampdoria April 11 – Parma v Milan April 18 – Milan v Genoa April 21 – Milan v Sassuolo April 25 – Lazio v Milan May 2 – Milan v Benevento May 9 – Juventus v Milan May 12 – Torino v Milan May 16 – Milan v Cagliari May 23 – Atalanta v Milan

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