The Serie A fixtures for season 2011/12 have been released, with newly promoted Siena beginning their campaign at home against Fiorentina.
Robur boss Giuseppe Sannino told the club’s official website he is looking forward to facing their Tuscan rivals on the opening day of the season.
“We begin with a match that the whole city feels a lot: it is a derby and we know how much it counts to start well in these occasions. We have to arrive in the best way and start out quickly on the right foot, for us and for our fans.”
Siena have a difficult start to their campaign, including matches against Juventus and Roma after the derby. But Sannino does not want to look that far ahead yet.
“After the start we have very tough opponents. Then we can give time to confront the other great teams of the championship. However, all of our matches will be important and it is logical to cope with one opponent at a time. For now we will worry about the Coppa Italia and Fiorentina.”
Siena will enter the Coppa Italia in the third qualifying round on August 21st. They will face the winner of Torino v Lumezzane/Pro Patria.
Serie A Round 1 – 28/8/11
Atalanta – Cesena
Bologna – Roma
Cagliari – Milan
Inter – Lecce
Lazio – Chievo
Napoli – Genoa
Novara – Palermo
Parma – Catania
Siena – Fiorentina
Udinese – Juventus