Thursday May 28 2020
Dal Pino: 'Obstacles and pressure'

Lega Serie A President Paolo Dal Pino is ‘grateful’ that Italy’s top flight can resume from June 20. ‘It was an extraordinary, complex period full of obstacles and pressures.’

Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora announced this evening that the fixtures can start up again from June 20, although the Coppa Italia semi-finals and Final should be the week before.

The last Serie A game before the coronavirus pandemic caused the lockdown was on March 9.

“I thank Minister Spadafora and his staff,” said Lega Serie A President Dal Pino.

“We retained coherence, determination and the spirit of public service in this extraordinary, complex period full of obstacles and pressures.

“We worked only with one thought: what is best for football and defending its future, which for Serie A means getting back to being the most beautiful league in the world.

“Only with this spirit can we repay the passion and enthusiasm of millions of fans who follow our sport.”