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Juve-Inter match may be called off due to worries over Corona spread

Sun 23 February 2020 | 23:57

Upcoming fixtures across Italy's leagues may be called off by Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, due to worries over Corona spread in Italy, with Serie A's Week 26 fixtures including Juventus-Inter Milan match in Turin on March 1.

As mentioned by Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, all of Serie A's Week 26 fixtures, including the blockbuster match between Juventus and Inter Milan, could be called off due to worries over the spread of Corona Virus.

Four top-flight matches in Serie A including that of Inter (the winners of the last season championship) and Sampdoria have been postponed by Italian officials over the weekend due to outbreak of Corona Virus in Italy.

After two people died and dozens more were tested positive, Italian officials took preventive measures against the spread of the Corona Virus which has its roots in China and is officially named COVID-19

Now, upcoming fixtures across Italy's leagues are in doubt, with Serie A leaders Juve scheduled to host Inter in Turin on March 1.

"I don't think that in just one week we'd be able to slow down the contagion so much that we could resume sporting events," Conte told Rai.

"We are constantly monitoring the situation and will evaluate. We'll see the evolution of the contagion and evaluate postponing all next week's matches."

After their 2-1 victory against the bottom side, SPAL, Juventus are now just by one point atop the league table.

Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 1,000th career appearance with a goal, scoring in an 11th consecutive top-flight match – matching a feat previously achieved by Gabriel Batistuta and Fabio Quagliarella.

In-form Lazio were also in action on Saturday and won Genoa 3-2 to remain unbeaten for 20 games, while Inter are six points off the pace with a game in hand.


source: SportMob