Coronavirus: Juve-Inter and four other parties that were going to be without public are postponed to May 13

first_imgThe Lega of the Serie A communicated this Saturday, a few hours before the start of the day, that the Juventus-Inter, Milan-Genoa, Parma-Spal matches, Sassuolo-Brescia and Udinese-Fiorentina will be played on the next 13 of May because of the coronavirus alarm, which caused 21 deaths and more than 800 confirmed infected.“I have a lot of respect for the measures taken in favor of health of citizens but as a club manager I am very worried, especially considering that the calendar is very full of events“, Marotta said in statements to the Italian television “Sky Sport”.“If the Council of Ministers orders the blockade until March 8 I wonder how we will manage the next day, considering which also include teams competing in Europe, such as Atalanta-Lazio, Inter-Sassuolo or Bologna-Juventus, “he added.Marotta expressed concern because Inter, rival of Getafe in the knockout stages of the Europa League, he did not play for security reasons the clash with Sampdoria last week and another day will be lost this Sunday.If the Milanese club reached the final of the Europa League and the final of the Italian Cup, there would be no available dates to recover the garter matches before teams have to free their footballers to play the Eurocup. The CEO of Inter reported that requested a meeting extraordinary to “defend the balance and competitiveness of the tournament” and demanded that decisions be made uniquely. Series A has changed its mind: the five games that were going to be played behind closed doors for the emergency coronavirus (Juventus-Inter, Milan-Genoa, Parma-Spal, Sassuolo-Brescia and Udinese-Fiorentina), will be played on May 13, postponing the final of the Italian Cup to day 20. In the statement, the Italian league explained that the decision has been taken “considering the urgent interventions of the Government to respond to this extraordinary emergency, defending health and public safety.”The idea of ​​postponing the games was developed yesterday, with meetings between sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora and representatives of the Football Federation, Series A and Series B and the president of the Olympic Committee, Giovanni Malagó. The hope is that on March 7, when two weeks of the extraordinary measures due to the emergency have been completed, it will be possible to begin to return to normal and, thus, open all the stadiums.The Italians also wanted to avoid transmitting a Juve-Inter-level match with empty bleachers around the world, further reducing the image of a country that also faces an economic crisis due to the coronavirus, whose consequences are difficult to calculate. A situation never experienced by Calcio, which should already recover four games from the previous day (Atalanta-Sassuolo and Inter-Sampdoria have no date, while Verona-Cagliari and Torino-Parma will be played on March 11) and it must also consider the obligations of the European Championship, which further reduce the available dates.Marotta admits to being worried about the future of Series AThe CEO of Inter Milan admitted this Saturday that he is worried about the future of the Series A and asked the tournament Lega a “unique criterion”, after that five matches of the twenty-sixth day, including the classic Juventus-Inter, initially planned behind closed doors were postponed by the alarm for the coronavirus.last_img

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