The 2022-23 Serie A season on Paramount+ is underway and it runs through May as we expect a heated race for the Scudetto. AC Milan are the reigning champions after their incredible run to the title last season while Inter Milan and Juventus have high hopes of joining the race. Roma, under legendary manager Jose Mourinho, hope that their offseason additions will be enough to get them into the conversation as well. Napoli have started off strong under the impressive play of young Georgian forward Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. The promoted sides are Lecce, Cremonese and Monza, and they all aim to avoid the fate of Cagliari, Genoa and Venezia, who were all relegated last season. You can catch all the action, including select games in Italian, live on Paramount+ all season long.
Here's what to know about this week's action:
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1. Can Inter respond?
A tough 2-0 defeat to Juventus followed a 2-0 loss to Bayern in the Champions League, and while the latter didn't matter in terms of their standing, they still have failed to score in back-to-back games. With a tricky stretch to finish the calendar year with Bologna and at Atalanta, they are going to want to create some positive vibes ahead of January, where they face leaders Napoli when action resumes. They've done well for themselves so far in Europe, but they need some stability in Serie A to truly contend for the top four and more.
2. Napoli look to stay in incredible form
No team has surpassed expectations in world soccer like Napoli. After an undefeated start to the season, they have a six-point gap over AC Milan and have a real chance to build on it with games against Empoli and Udinese. They'll expect to take six points from it, though the second game can prove tricky with another one of Serie A's surprises. If they win both, they'll finish the calendar year as the heavy favorites to win the league.
3. Can Juve, Lazio avoid a trap game?
Juve and Lazio meet this weekend in an intriguing one on the heels of massive wins. Lazio won their derby against AS Roma and Juve won theirs against Inter Milan. Now it is about building off the wins and not slipping up midweek before they battle on Sunday. Not winning on Thursday for either of these sides could erase all the momentum as Lazio host Monza and Juve travel to Verona.
This week's schedule
All times U.S./Eastern
Tuesday, Nov. 8
Napoli vs. Empoli, 12:30 p.m. (Paramount+)
Spezia vs. Udinese, 12:30 p.m. (Paramount+)
Cremonese vs. Milan, 2:45 p.m. (Paramount+)
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Lecce vs. Atalanta, 12:30 p.m. (Paramount+)
Sassuolo vs. Roma, 12:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network and Paramount+)
Fiorentina vs. Salernitana, 2:45 p.m. (Paramount+)
Inter vs. Bologna, 2:45 p.m. (Paramount+)
Torino vs. Sampdoria, 2:45 p.m. (Paramount+)
Friday, Nov. 11
Empoli vs. Cremonese, 2:45 p.m. (Paramount+)
Sunday, Nov. 13
Atalanta vs. Inter, 6:30 a.m. (CBS Sports Network and Paramount+)
Verona vs. Spezia, 9 a.m. (Paramount+)
Roma vs. Torino, 9 a.m. (Paramount+)
Milan vs. Fiorentina, 12 p.m. (Paramount+)
Juventus vs. Lazio, 2:45 p.m. (Paramount+)