No fans will be permitted entry to the Allianz Stadium to watch the Serie A heavyweights face off this weekend following a government ruling.
Juventus’ clash with Inter on Sunday will be played behind closed doors, according to a government decree about the coronavirus outbreak.
The Bianconeri are expected to play host to the Nerazzurri in the Allianz Stadium at a crucial top-of-the-table battle in Serie A this weekend.
In an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus in Italy, fans are barred from attending the fixture, with four matches set to follow the same procedure.
Udinese vs Fiorentina, AC Milan vs Genoa, Parma vs SPAL and Sassuolo vs Brescia are also staged at empty places, in agreement with the new measures that have been put in place by the authorities.
Serie A has verified they will be”further implementing provisions of this decree-law of 23 February 2020, comprising urgent measures about the containment and management of the epidemiological crisis from COVID-19″, according to the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers.
Inter’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta told Sky Italia in the aftermath of the conclusion: “The public is a basic element of a football game, but there’s a really clear decree, valid until Sunday at midnight.
“Playing behind closed doors is a driven scenario, but as Andrea Agnelli also said, the health of citizens goes safeguarded and therefore even if we grudgingly accept this choice.”
In addition, it has been declared that Juve’s senior squad will train away from their Under-23s during the next few weeks.
The Bianconeri’s B team play in Serie C, which became the first league in Italy to have a participant to test favorable for the coronavirus on Thursday.
An unnamed 22-year-old footballer, who plays Pianese ASD, allegedly put himself in voluntary quarantine before being formally diagnosed with the illness by physicians.
Elsewhere, Sassuolo defender Edoardo Goldaniga – that is currently on loan at Genoa – has been training away from his team-mates at Stadio Luigi Ferraris due to an increase in cases of coronavirus in his hometown, Codogno, regardless of the fact he stays fit and healthy.
Goldaniga will play no role in Genoa’s battle with Milan at San Siro on Sunday, with more disruptions to the Serie A calendar anticipated over the coming weeks.