Serie A postpones Juve-Inter, four other games due to coronavirus outbreak

Joe Prince-Wright
NBC Sports

Serie A has postponed five games this weekend due to the current coronavirus outbreak impacting parts of Italy.

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The top-flight of Italian soccer announced Saturday that the massive clash at the top of the table between Juventus and Inter Milan, which was due to played on Sunday, will be moved to May 13.

Four other Serie A games have also been postponed: AC Milan v. Genoa, Parma v. SPAL, Udinese v. Fiorentina and Sassuolo v. Brescia. Five other Serie A games will go ahead as planned this weekend.

The original plan was for the five games to be played behind closed doors with no fans at the stadiums, just like Inter did at the San Siro in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, but Serie A has not postponed all of the games in the hope that the coronavirus outbreak across Italy can be contained in the coming months.

In terms of rearranging these games, Inter Milan currently sits six points behind first-place Juve but has a game in hand. Moving that match to the final week of the season could have huge implications in the race for the Serie A title as it is set to go down to the wire with Lazio also in the mix.

Rearranging these games will clash with the Coppa Italia final, which was due to take place on May 13. That has been moved to May 20.

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