The police have come up with several potential solutions to finish the season as the country-wide lockdown persists.

The Serie A name could be determined via play-offs following the suspension of the league as a result of coronavirus outbreak put the competition’s ability to complete all of the remaining fixtures before the close of the year in serious doubt.

All game in Italy has been suspended indefinitely, together with the whole nation in lockdown until at least April 3 as the government tries to restrict the spread of this virus.

The shutdown will see three or more rounds of Serie A matches postponed to go for the second legs of this Coppa Italia semi-finals that had to be rearranged.

With potential European games to take into consideration too, the government will struggle to match all of the fixtures before the scheduled ending of the year on May 24 even when they had been cleared to resume games at the beginning of next month.

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) met with government officials, the Italian Olympic Committee and representatives from the leagues on Tuesday to discuss a plan of action.

Many options were discussed, such as extending the season before the end of May to allow more time to schedule fixtures. But this would leave little time before the beginning of Euro 2020, the first game of that is set to be held in Rome in June 12.

Alternatives include suspending the league rather than awarding the name whatsoever, or even organising a play-off to pick both the Scudetto and relegation.

“If the COVID-19 emergency shouldn’t allow for the end of the league competitions, president (Gabriel) Gravina put forward some suggestions which will be discussed in another meeting on March 23,” read an FIGC announcement.

“With no order of priority, an alternative is not assigning the Scudetto and consequently informing UEFA of those teams qualified for Europe.

“Another could be speaking to the table as it stands up until the minute the season was interrupted.

“A third and final hypothesis is to organise play-offs for the title of champion of Italy and play-offs to pick relegation to Serie B.”

Juventus now top the Serie A table with a one-point edge over second-placed Lazio. Inter are a further eight points back with a game in hand on their rivals.

The Serie A title was decided by means of a play-off before back in 1964 when Bologna beat Inter 2-0 to claim the title after both clubs finished level on points at the peak of the table.

Serie A rules at the time dictated that a play-off pick the winner instead of traditional tie-breakers like goal difference or head-to-head.

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Italy is among those European nations to be worst affected by the coronavirus outbreak, though its impact was felt throughout the continent.

Domestic matches in France, Germany and Spain will be played behind closed doors in the coming weeks as police attempt to limit events that attract large crowds of people.

Champions League and Europa League ties also have been changed while the Swiss Super League closed down completely at the beginning of the month, with all matches cancelled until March 23.