The top of the table Serie A clash between Juventus and Inter Milan on Sunday will be played behind closed doors.
The impact of the coronavirus on football is growing at an alarming rate. After Inter Milan’s Europa League game was played in an empty stadium, the restrictions are set to continue.
The top of the table clash between Juventus and Inter Milan will go ahead. But the Allianz Arena in Turin will be empty.
Juventus took to their official channels to inform the public that the government had stepped in with strict restrictions. They ultimately forced the restrictions on the club due to wider health concerns.
Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta agreed with his counterpart at Juventus, Andrea Agnelli, that the public health was both the government’s and the football clubs priority.
He confirmed the closed-door sanction to Sky Sports Italia.
“The public is a fundamental component of a football match.”
“But there is a very clear decree, valid until Sunday at midnight.”
“Playing behind closed doors is a forced situation.”
“But as Andrea Agnelli also said, the health of citizens goes safeguarded and therefore even if we grudgingly accept this decision.”