The 2019-20 Serie A season concludes this evening, but Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora confirms the Government ‘genuinely thought it would be called off.’
Italy was the first European country to be hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore also the first league to lock down in March, followed swiftly by the other major divisions.
While Ligue 1 was halted early and never resumed, Serie A did eventually get back on track in June.
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