Juventus vs Inter Milan postponed by coronavirus: When will Serie A match be played?
Juventus vs Inter Milan was one of five Serie A matches to be called off this weekend. Udinese vs Fiorentina, AC Milan vs Genoa, Parma vs Spal and Sassuolo vs Brescia have also been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.
When will Juventus vs Inter Milan be played?
The Serie A clash will now be played on Wednesday, May 13.
The other four postponed games have also been rescheduled for the same date.
Juventus vs Inter Milan was due to be played behind closed doors but Serie A made the decision to call it off on Saturday morning, along with other fixtures.
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Explaining the decision, Italian Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora said: “The Government gave the Lega Serie A two options: postpone or play behind closed doors.
“The Lega opted to postpone, also to avoid having big games played in empty stadiums. It was an autonomous decision. It sets a precedent and I understand those who say it ought to be maintained now for everyone, but from next week fortunately it’ll be for three regions and no longer six.
“When the country has over 1,000 cases and almost 30 people dead, having the football games all play at the same time is really not my first priority. I understand the fans are angry, but they cannot use that as their main thought process when judging difficult decisions.
“Now it’s up to the Lega Serie A to sort this out, if needs be taking the fixture list apart and putting it back together, to balance the calendar in the next few weeks. I demand not even the slightest shadow of suspicion on the regularity of this campaign.”
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Inter director Beppe Marotta feels the decision was made “very, very late” and is worried it will lead to more fixtures being called off.
“As a citizen, we are in an emergency situation and so must naturally have respect for the public health and safeguarding of that,” Marotta added.
“As a club, we are faced with a sudden change of direction. I am already worried and looking forward, because if the regions should be locked down until March 8, I ask myself how we’re going to be able to work out next week’s games, for example Atalanta-Lazio, Bologna-Juventus, Inter-Sassuolo, etc.
“These are teams who have European games coming up, so we are in a very difficult situation.
“If the decision was made this weekend, it must therefore also be made for next week’s fixtures.”
Juventus currently sit second in Serie A, six points ahead of Inter in third.
Lazio lead the way at the top of the table by two points.
Juve got the better of Inter when they met at the San Siro in October.
Paulo Dybala opened the scoring for the Turin side before Lautaro Martinez equalised from the penalty spot.
Gonzalo Higuain then found the winner with 10 minutes remaining to give Juve a 2-1 victory.
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