Thursday May 28 2020
Scaroni: 'Coppa Italia schedule debatable'

Milan President Paolo Scaroni complains about the ‘debatable’ idea of playing the Coppa Italia semi-finals and Final from June 13-17.

It was announced today that Serie A will resume from June 20, but the Coppa Italia will try to reach a conclusion in the week leading up to that.

In theory, that means the second legs of the semi-finals Juventus-Milan and Napoli-Inter on June 13-14, with the Final in Rome on June 17.

“We understand the value of offering fans quality matches after months of lockdown,” Milan President Scaroni told news agency ANSA.

“However, from a sporting perspective, we find the idea of assigning such an important trophy as the Coppa Italia with two games in three days after three months of inactivity to be at the least debatable.”

The Coppa Italia is favoured to grant Calcio’s return because the TV rights are with RAI, so these games would be free to air for all fans.

On the contrary, Sky Sport Italia and DAZN have the rights to Serie A fixtures.

The first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final left the ties finely poised, ending Milan 1-1 Juventus and Inter 0-1 Napoli.