Juventus will be hoping to land a monumental eighth consecutive Serie A title as they head into the new club campaign, and will be preparing for life without veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon who left to join Paris Saint-Germain.
Following Juve’s sensational swoop for Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, the Italian champions will be keen to push on for another strong run in the Champions League as well after being eliminated at the quarter-final stage to the eventual winners.
Goal brings you your complete guide to Juventus’ 2018-19 pre-season and Serie A fixtures, with dates, venues and all you need to know.
Juventus pre-season fixtures
|Date||Match||Time (UK / US ET)||Venue|
|Jul 26||Juventus vs Bayern Munich||0:05am / 7:05pm||Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia|
|Jul 28||Benfica vs Juventus||6:05pm / 1:05pm||Red Bull Arena, New Jersey|
|Aug 4||Real Madrid vs Juventus||11:05pm / 6:05pm||FedEx Field, Landover|
Juventus’ pre-season schedule involves some interesting encounters, with games against European giants Bayern Munich and Benfica as well as a massive fixture against European champions Real Madrid.
Juventus have a hat-trick of high-profile ICC fixtures against European opposition in the United States, starting with a clash against German champions Bayern Munich in Philadelphia on July 26. The sides avoided each other in the Champions League this season, both going out to eventual champions Real Madrid, and it will make for an appetising clash.
They will then face Benfica in New Jersey on July 28 before rounding up their pre-season tour of North America with a mouthwatering tie against Real Madrid.
New signing Ronaldo won’t be facing his former side this summer, however, as he is set to miss out on the entirety of the pre-season tour in the United States and will only join up with the squad once they return to Europe.
Juventus 2018-19 squad numbers
|2||DF||Mattia De Sciglio|
Juventus 2018-19 transfer activity
Juventus made a sensational blockbuster summer signing in Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, acquiring the striker in a deal worth €100m. It was a shock move from the Portugal international who was keen on starting a new chapter in his life following his third consecutive Champions League win with the Spanish side, and has a chance to dominate yet another aspect of European football.
The Serie A champions also snapped up defender Joao Cancelo from Valencia in a €40m deal, along with midfielder Emre Can from Liverpool on a free transfer following the end of his contract.
The Italians also had to deal with the loss of veteran goalkeeper and club captain Gianluigi Buffon, who announced his departure from San Siro after 17 years to sign for Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Transfer activity in
|FW||Douglas Costa||Bayern Munich||€41m||June 7|
|GK||Mattia Perin||Genoa||€15m||July 1|
|MF||Emre Can||Liverpool||Free||July 1|
|DF||Joao Cancelo||Valencia||€40.4M||July 1|
|FW||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid||€100m||July 10|
Transfer activity out
|DF||Stephan Lichtsteiner||Arsenal||Free||July 1|
|MF||Kwadwo Asamoah||Inter||Free||July 1|
|GK||Gianluigi Buffon||Paris Saint-Germain||Free||July 6|
Juventus 2018-19 Serie A fixtures
The 2018-19 Serie A fixtures are set to be announced on July 26.
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