Juventus have now won a barely believable nine Scudetti on the spin, but their most recent triumph proved much more difficult than the others, just a single point separating them from a resurgent Inter Milan. An change could be in the air for the 2020/21 season - follow our guide below as we explain how to watch Serie A online and live stream every match from Italy's top league.
Last term was too close for the liking of Juve's board, which responded by sacking Maurizio Sarri after just one season at the helm, and installing club legend Andrea Pirlo as his replacement. Style and adulation he has in spades, but Pirlo is a complete managerial novice who once famously said that a job in coaching had no appeal. Could such a risky appointment prove the fatal error that finally sees the Coppa Campioni d'Italia escape from Turin?
The 2020/21 Serie A season runs from September 19 and is set to conclude on May 23. Full streaming and TV viewing details are listed below, with specialist streaming service ESPN+ having rights to a whole bulk of the action in the US.
Antonio Conte, the Inter manager, is the man who led Juventus to the first of those nine league titles, and his side looks the likeliest to wrestle the trophy out of the Old Lady's fingers. Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martínez have struck up a wonderful partnership up front, and the Nerazzurri are much easier on the eye than Juventus, whose players too often appear starstruck by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Atalanta and Lazio weren't too far off the pace last season either. Lazio's Ciro Immobile did the seemingly impossible by outscoring Ronaldo in 2019/20 - by five, no less - and Atalanta's exploits in the last campaign, in which they came within a whisker of the Champions League semi-finals - a competition they'd never qualified for before, made them the sweethearts of Europe. Long may the fairy tale continue!
But just look at some of the names in the chasing pack. Roma, AC Milan and Napoli, each of which are loaded with more than enough talent to mount their own title challenges, which could make Serie A the most open and unpredictable top-flight league in Europe. Don't miss another second of the action - read on as we explain how to live stream Serie A and watch all action from the Italian top table of football.
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Serie A live stream: how to watch Italian soccer in the US
In the US, ESPN is the capo dei capi of all things Serie A, boasting a packed schedule of games - most of which are available through its ESPN+ streaming service, so you don't even have to think about cable.
ESPN+ is seriously great value at just $5.99 a month . In addition being the US home of the many big soccer soccer matches, ESPN+ also features loads of games from the NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS, plus college sports, tennis, golf, cricket, rugby, Top Rank boxing, UFC and more.
For the ultimate value, grab a combined ESPN+, Disney Plus and Hulu bundle for just $12.99 a month, which gets you loads of great entertainment and family-friendly content in addition to all that sports action.
Select matches are being aired in Spanish on linear TV by way of the ESPN Deportes channel, while ESPN and ESPN2 have also picked up the odd fixture in the past, so keep an eye on the latest to see what's being aired where.
On top of this, Italian national broadcaster RAI has an North American off-shoot - RAI Italia America - which is available on most major cable networks including AT&T, Verizon, and Optimum.
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Quite a lot as it happens - a subscription to ESPN+ opens up access to over 20 exclusive live and replayed UFC Fight Nights, loads of documentaries like the Oscar-winning O.J.: Made in America, and on-demand action of history's greatest matches - think Wimbledon finals, Super Bowls, boxing title fights and loads more.
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