Rome to stage Supercoppa
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The Italian Supercoppa between Juventus and Lazio will be played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 18 August, the Serie A has confirmed.

Three of the last four Serie A curtain-raisers have been played in Beijing, but the decision to pit league champions Juventus against 2013 Coppa Italia winners Lazio on home soil this year caused mutual concern over the use of a suitable venue.

Milan's San Siro, a neutral option, was considered but league chiefs have ultimately decided to hold the game at Lazio's home stadium one week before the 2013/14 season begins on 24 August.