Tuesday February 25 2020
Serie A: Six matches behind closed doors

Six matches in Serie A Week 26 will be carried out behind closed doors, including the Scudetto battle between Juventus-Inter on Sunday.

Minister of Sports Vincenzo Spadafora has confirmed that the matches of Serie A Week 26 played in the areas affected by the coronavirus will be held behind closed doors.

“Measures are already in force, that prohibit any events until next Sunday,” Spadafora told Tg2. “Initially for Lombardy, Veneto and Piedmont. Now we have also extended to Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna and Liguria.

“In these regions, the prohibition of sporting events remains, for some events we have given the availability to carry them out behind closed doors.”

The Minister of Sports revealed that the rest will go as planned as the measure “has not been extended to the rest of Italy because the conditions for taking serious measures do not exist.”

This means that the highly anticipated match between Juventus and Inter will take place behind closed doors and without spectators.

Inter-Ludogorets will be the first match to be played in an empty stadium, as the Nerazzurri host the Bulgarian side in the Europa League on Thursday.

The games in Serie A Week 26 to be played behind closed doors:

Udinese-Fiorentina (Saturday)

Milan-Genoa (Sunday)

Parma-SPAL (Sunday)

Sassuolo-Brescia (Sunday)

Juventus-Inter (Sunday)

Sampdoria-Hellas Verona (Monday)

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