2017–18 in Italian football

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Football in Italy
Season2017–18
Men's football
Serie AJuventus
Serie BEmpoli
Coppa ItaliaJuventus
Supercoppa ItalianaLazio
2016–17 Italy 2018–19

The 2017–18 season was the 116th season of competitive football in Italy.

Promotions and relegations (pre-season)[edit]

Teams promoted to Serie A

Teams relegated from Serie A

Teams promoted to Serie B

Teams relegated from Serie B

National teams[edit]

Italy national football team[edit]

On 13 November 2017, Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup after a 1–0 aggregate loss to Sweden, the first time they failed to qualify for the World Cup since 1958.[1]

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 10 9 1 0 36 3 +33 28 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup
2  Italy 10 7 2 1 21 8 +13 23 Advance to second round
3  Albania 10 4 1 5 10 13 −3 13
4  Israel 10 4 0 6 10 15 −5 12
5  Macedonia 10 3 2 5 15 15 0 11
6  Liechtenstein 10 0 0 10 1 39 −38 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Friendlies[edit]

League season[edit]

Serie A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Juventus (C) 38 30 5 3 86 24 +62 95 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Napoli 38 28 7 3 77 29 +48 91
3 Roma 38 23 8 7 61 28 +33 77
4 Internazionale 38 20 12 6 66 30 +36 72[a]
5 Lazio 38 21 9 8 89 49 +40 72[a] Qualification to Europa League group stage[b]
6 Milan[c] 38 18 10 10 56 42 +14 64
7 Atalanta 38 16 12 10 57 39 +18 60 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round[b]
8 Fiorentina 38 16 9 13 54 46 +8 57
9 Torino 38 13 15 10 54 46 +8 54
10 Sampdoria 38 16 6 16 56 60 −4 54
11 Sassuolo 38 11 10 17 29 59 −30 43
12 Genoa 38 11 8 19 33 43 −10 41
13 Chievo 38 10 10 18 36 59 −23 40[d]
14 Udinese 38 12 4 22 48 63 −15 40[d]
15 Bologna 38 11 6 21 40 52 −12 39
16 Cagliari 38 11 6 21 33 61 −28 39
17 SPAL 38 8 14 16 39 59 −20 38
18 Crotone (R) 38 9 8 21 40 66 −26 35 Relegation to Serie B
19 Hellas Verona (R) 38 7 4 27 30 78 −48 25
20 Benevento (R) 38 6 3 29 33 84 −51 21
Source: Serie A, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Draw.[5]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Internazionale finished ahead of Lazio on head-to-head points: Internazionale 0–0 Lazio, Lazio 2–3 Internazionale.
  2. ^ a b Since the winners of the 2017–18 Coppa Italia, Juventus, qualified for European competition based on league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners (Europa League group stage) was passed to the sixth-placed team and the spot awarded to the sixth-placed team (Europa League third qualifying round) was passed to the seventh-placed team.
  3. ^ Milan was originally banned from European competition due to violations against Financial Fair Play regulations.[2] They appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and the ban was overturned on 20 July 2018.[3][4]
  4. ^ a b Chievo finished ahead of Udinese on head-to-head points: Chievo 1–1 Udinese, Udinese 1–2 Chievo.

Serie B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Empoli (C, P) 42 24 13 5 88 49 +39 85 Promotion to Serie A
2 Parma (P) 42 21 9 12 57 37 +20 72[a]
3 Frosinone (O, P) 42 19 15 8 65 47 +18 72[a] Qualification to promotion play-offs[b]
4 Palermo 42 18 17 7 59 39 +20 71
5 Venezia 42 17 16 9 56 42 +14 67
6 Cittadella 42 18 12 12 61 48 +13 66
7 Bari[c] (R) 42 18 13 11 59 48 +11 65 Relegation to Serie D[d]
8 Perugia 42 16 12 14 67 58 +9 60 Qualification to promotion play-offs[b]
9 Foggia 42 16 10 16 66 68 −2 58
10 Spezia 42 13 14 15 46 45 +1 53
11 Carpi 42 12 16 14 32 46 −14 52
12 Salernitana 42 11 18 13 51 58 −7 51
13 Cesena[e] 42 11 17 14 55 61 −6 50 Club dissolved
14 Cremonese 42 9 21 12 48 47 +1 48[f]
15 Avellino (R) 42 11 15 16 49 60 −11 48[f] Relegation to Serie D[d]
16 Brescia 42 11 15 16 41 52 −11 48[f]
17 Pescara 42 11 15 16 50 64 −14 48[f]
18 Ascoli (O) 42 11 13 18 40 60 −20 46 Qualification to relegation play-out[g]
19 Virtus Entella (R) 42 10 14 18 41 54 −13 44[h]
20 Novara (R) 42 10 14 18 42 52 −10 44[h] Relegation to Serie C
21 Pro Vercelli (R) 42 9 13 20 47 70 −23 40
22 Ternana (R) 42 7 16 19 62 77 −15 37
Updated to match(es) played on 11 May 2018. Source: Lega Serie B
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Draw.[6]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Parma is ahead of Frosinone on on head-to-head goal difference: Parma 2–0 Frosinone, Frosinone 2–1 Parma.
  2. ^ a b If the third-placed team finishes more than 14 points ahead of the fourth-placed team, then the promotion play-offs are not played and the third-placed team is promoted to Serie A.
  3. ^ Bari was deducted two points for administrative irregularities. The team was reestablished in 2018 after the bankruptcy of the previous legal person
  4. ^ a b Bari and Avellino were excluded from the league after the season for financial issues.
  5. ^ A.C. Cesena bankrupted in mid-2018. A.S.D. Romagna Centro Cesena, another team from Cesena was renamed to Cesena F.C. which would participate in 2018–19 Serie D
  6. ^ a b c d Head-to-head points: Cremonese 10 pts, Avellino 8 pts, Brescia 7 pts, Pescara 6 pts.
  7. ^ If the 18th-placed team finishes more than 4 points ahead of the 19th-placed team, then the relegation play-out is not played and the 19th-placed team is relegated to Serie C.
  8. ^ a b Virtus Entella is ahead of Novara on on head-to-head points: Virtus Entella 2–1 Novara, Novara 0–1 Virtus Entella.

Serie C[edit]

Group A (North & Central West) Group B (North & Central East) Group C (South)
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Livorno (C, P) 36 68
2 Siena 36 67
3 Pisa 36 61
4 Monza 36 58
5 Viterbese 36 58
6 Alessandria 36 56
7 Carrarese 36 55
8 Piacenza 36 50
9 Giana Erminio 36 46
10 Pistoiese 36 46
11 Pontedera 36 46
12 Lucchese 36 44
13 Olbia 36 43
14 Pro Piacenza 36 41
15 Arzachena 36 39
16 Arezzo 36 39
17 Gavorrano (R) 36 34
18 Cuneo (O) 36 32
19 Prato (R) 36 26
Source: Livescore, lega-pro.com
(C) Champion;
(O) Play-off winner;
(P) Promoted;
(R) Relegated.
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Padova (C, P) 34 63
2 Südtirol 34 55
3 Sambenedettese 34 53
4 Reggiana 34 53
5 Albinoleffe 34 49
6 FeralpiSalò 34 49
7 Renate 34 48
8 Bassano Virtus 34 48
9 Pordenone 34 46
10 Mestre (R) 34 44
11 Triestina 34 43
12 Ravenna 34 43
13 Fano 34 38
14 Fermana 34 38
15 Gubbio 34 36
16 Teramo 34 35
17 Santarcangelo (R) 34 35
18 Vicenza (O) 34 32
19 Modena (D) 0 0
Source: Soccerway, lega-pro.com
(C) Champion;
(D) Disqualified;
(O) Play-off winner;
(P) Promoted;
(R) Relegated.
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Lecce (C, P) 36 74
2 Catania 36 70
3 Trapani 36 68
4 Juve Stabia 36 55
5 Cosenza (O, P) 36 54
6 Monopoli 36 53
7 Casertana 36 50
8 Rende 36 50
9 Virtus Francavilla 36 46
10 Sicula Leonzio 36 46
11 Bisceglie 36 45
12 Matera 36 42
13 Siracusa 36 42
14 Catanzaro 36 42
15 Reggina 36 41
16 Fidelis Andria 36 38
17 Paganese (O) 36 33
18 Fondi (R) 36 30
19 Akragas (R) 36 0
Source: Soccerway, lega-pro.com
(C) Champion;
(O) Play-off winner;
(P) Promoted;
(R) Relegated.

Serie D[edit]

Cup competitions[edit]

Coppa Italia[edit]

Final[edit]

The final was played on 9 May 2018 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Juventus4–0Milan
Report
Attendance: 66,400


Supercoppa Italiana[edit]

Juventus2–3Lazio
Dybala Goal 85'90+1' (pen.) Report Immobile Goal 32' (pen.)54'
Murgia Goal 90+3'
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Davide Massa

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