Five Serie A matches, including Juventus vs. Inter Milan, will be played behind closed doors this weekend following an outbreak of coronavirus in northern Italy. pic.twitter.com/qkHmIkPf6v
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 26, 2020
MILAN (AP) — The Serie A game between Juventus and Inter Milan will take place in an empty stadium because of the virus outbreak in Italy, the league confirmed Thursday.
Serie A’s governing body released a statement announcing that Sunday’s Derby d’Italia — one of the biggest games of the season — and four others would be played without any fans allowed in.
The other matches are Udinese vs. Fiorentina on Saturday, AC Milan vs. Genoa, Parma vs. Spal, and Sassuolo vs. Brescia on Sunday.
— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) February 27, 2020
The Corona virus is supposedly hitting Italy pretty bad. So bad that the gigantic match up between Inter Milan and Juventus is going to be played in an empty stadium. Imagine if this happened in the United States this would be equivalent of the Pittsburgh Steelers and New Engalnd Patriots playing a Monday Night Football game in an empty stadium. It’s going to be eerie. The Corona Virus is taking over the global world news and now it’s taking over live sports.