The 2019-20 Serie A campaign ended up with a familiar champion as Juventus clinched a ninth successive Scudetto, and their success is reflected in Opta’s Team of the Season.
Although Juve finished 2019-20 just a point ahead of second-placed Inter, they had wrapped up the title with two games to go – beating Sampdoria 2-0 on 26 July.
Cristiano Ronaldo was unsurprisingly key, finishing as his team’s top scorer, but for much of the season there were a few sides that looked like they might push Juve all the way.
Inter, Atalanta and Lazio all had their moments where they were able to dream and they each had individuals who impressed.
Following the conclusion on the campaign on Sunday, we teamed up with Opta to outline the Serie A Team of the Season.
OPTA’S SERIE A TEAM OF THE SEASON
GK: Wojciech Szczesny, Juventus
Poland international Szczesny has come a long way since struggling in the latter part of his Arsenal career. He was once again a dependable option between the posts, remaining first choice despite the return of Gianluigi Buffon. He ended the season with a 74.4 per cent save success rate, the best of the Serie A goalkeepers to have played 20 or more times.
RB: Juan Cuadrado, Juventus
Hardly the most convincing of defenders, granted, but Cuadrado boasts the versatility to play in a few roles down the right flank and he became an important figure for Maurizio Sarri – his 28 Serie A starts is just one fewer than he managed in the previous two seasons combined.