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Coronavirus 😷: Juventus Vs Inter Milan Match Postponed Over Outbreak

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Juventus have called off their Serie A game with Inter Milan tomorrow night due to the coronavirus.

Italian football authorities have also called off he matches involving Udinese-Fiorentina, Milan-Genoa, Parma-SPAL and Sassuolo-Brescia. All five of these games have been rescheduled to May 13.

It was a huge blow to the number crunchers at Juve as they would have banked £4.3million pounds in gate receipts from the Inter clash. It is the second week running that matches in Serie A have been called off. Italy has the worst outbreak of the virus in Europe.

Juventus’s Paulo Dybala (L) jubilates after scoring the goal (1-0) during the italian Serie A soccer match Juventus FC vs Bologna FC at Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, 26 September 2018.

It follows three players plus a team official being struck down with the killer bug at Italian Serie C side US Pianese. A statement from US Pianese, based in Tuscany, said: “At the moment those infected are four, three players and a team official.

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“The first is a young player who had started to experience a slight rise in temperature and headache last Saturday, when the team was away to Alessandria to play a championship game. The second player is in self-isolation at his home, while not showing any symptoms, as well as the third player who is slightly feverish.“The fourth person tested positive for the swab is a club official who this morning, after spending the night in a feverish state, was transported by ambulance to the hospital in Siena. Currently all the players, the technical staff and the managers present during the trip last weekend are in a 15-day quarantine.”

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The clash between Maurizio Sarri’s leaders Juve and Antonio Conte’s Inter was eagerly awaited and billed as key to the title destination this season. And it is sure to be an end-of-season Scudetto showdown now. Earlier in the week, Inter played their Europa League clash with Ludogorets behind closed doors at the San Siro.Photo Credit: Getty

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