History as Serie A Opens New Season without A Draw for The First Time in 51 Years

History as Serie A Opens New Season without A Draw for The First Time in 51 Years

  • The first round of matches of the new 2022/23 Serie A season failed to record any draw
  • Of the 10 fixtures played, five of them ended in wins at home, while the other five were away wins
  • The last time this phenomenon was recorded in Serie A was 51 years ago during the 1971/72 season

The 2022/23 Serie A season has made history after failing to record a draw in the opening matches of the campaign for the first time in 51 years.

The new season of the Italian top-flight officially kicked off on Saturday, August 14, with four fixtures being played.

Juventus, Roma, Inter Milan, Sampdoria, AC Milan, Lazio, Serie A, Jose Mourinho.
Dusan Vlahovic celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and Sassuolo at the Allianz Stadium. Photo by Isabella Bonotto.
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Five home wins were recorded of the 10 fixtures played in match week one, with the other five being away victories.

Reigning champions AC Milan, Juventus, and Lazio, were among the top teams to record home wins, with Roma, Inter Milan, and Napoli all winning away from home.

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10 wins recorded in first round of Serie A matches of the new season

According to Football.Italia, this is the first time in 51 years this phenomenon being recorded.

The last time this happened was during the 1971-72 season.

However, at the time, there were only 16 teams in Serie A rather than the current 20.

As such, only eight fixtures were played, with six home victories and two away successes.

OptaPaolo claims that this is now the fourth time a draw has not been recorded in the first round of fixtures in the Italian top-flight.

"For the fourth time in the Serie A history, the first matchday of a season has ended without even a draw; previously in 1933/34, in 1934/35 and in 1971/72. Unbalanced," OptaPaolo tweeted.

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Mourinho dismisses Roma's title chances

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Jose Mourinho has dismissed suggestions that AS Roma have what it takes to win the Italian top-flight league this season.

Roma have sealed a number of incredible signings this summer, sparking propositions that they are favourites to win the Scudetto.

However, Mourinho contends his side are far from getting to that level, with the veteran Portuguese tactician dismissing that suggestion altogether.

Source: Sports Brief News