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Juventus v Lyon Postponed

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The Champions League games Juventus-Olympique Lyonnais and Manchester City-Real Madrid are postponed, as squads are quarantined due to the Coronavirus. “Following the quarantine imposed on players of Juventus and Real Madrid CF, the following UEFA Champions League matches will not take place as scheduled. “UEFA Champions League, Round of 16: “Manchester City FC – Real [...]

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Atalanta’s run to the quarter-final of the Champions League has seen the club earn over €50m in prize money. To out that number in perspective, Atalanta had revenues of €155m in the 2018-2019 season. La Dea swept aside Valencia in last night’s second leg 8-4 on aggregate to become the sixth side from Serie A [...]

FIGC: Serie A Season May Not Resume

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A FIGC statement confirms they will try to postpone the end of Serie A to May 31 amid the Coronavirus outbreak, but could have play-offs for the Scudetto and relegation too. Today’s summit between the Italian Football Federation, CONI, Government and various representatives of the league competitions was called to discuss how to proceed after [...]

Serie A Suspended Until 3 April

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All sport at all levels in Italy is to be suspended until at least 3 April because of coronavirus, the country’s Olympic committee has announced. This includes football matches in Serie A but does not cover Italian clubs or national teams participating in international competitions. Serie A – Italy’s top flight – had already said [...]

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Italy’s professional footballers union, the AIC, is threatening to strike over the health risks of its members continuing to work during the coronavirus crisis in the country. There have been over 5,000 confirmed cases of the illness in the country, with more than 230 people having died, leading to the government locking down large parts [...]

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In a worrying sign about the future of football, Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has caused controversy by suggesting that Atalanta shouldn’t have access to Champions League football “without international history and thanks to just one great season.” Agnelli was speaking at the FT Business of Football Summit in London and seemed to continue his push [...]

Serie A fixture list in total disarray

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Almost 24 hours after the Government decree ruling all sport will be played behind closed doors, the Lega Serie A still hasn’t confirmed what – if any – fixtures are being played this weekend. The situation is verging on farcical now, as the Government issued a new decree on Wednesday ordering all sporting events in [...]

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Inter Milan president Steven Zhang feels playing matches behind closed doors is the only practical way for football to continue in Italy until the coronavirus is under control. Inter have had two Serie A games postponed since the outbreak began. They also played a Europa League tie against Ludogorets behind closed doors at the San [...]

Serie A To Continue Behind Closed Doors

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Italy’s Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora says Serie A will “go ahead” with games played behind closed doors following a meeting held in Rome. Serie A has been thrown into chaos following a string of postponements due to the ever-growing spread of the Coronavirus in the country. However only games in certain regions have been [...]

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Brescia President Massimo Cellino says the chaos enveloping Serie A is “mortifying” and that “there are 20 teams in Serie A, just not two.” Italian football has been hit hard as a consequence of the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the northern part of the country. Games have been postponed or played depending on the [...]