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UEFA asked Roma and Inter Milan to withdraw from the Europa League this week but both Italian clubs rejected the proposal immediately, according to reports. UEFA has allegedly asked Roma and Inter to pull out of the Europa League for the competition to continue as normal, according to the Roma based newspaper Il Messaggero. The [...]

UEFA Confirms Inter v Getafe Postponed

UEFA have confirmed the Europa League matches for Sevilla and Getafe, against Roma and Inter respectively, will not be staged this week. The news followed on from Getafe president Angel Torres confirming his side will not travel to Italy for their scheduled Europa League tie at Inter. “Unless this situation change a lot, Getafe will [...]

Getafe president Angel Torres has confirmed his side will not travel to Italy for their Europa League tie at Inter. It has already been confirmed that the Round of 16 match will be played behind closed doors but the Lombardy region of Italy is the most affected in Europe with the coronavirus. “Unless this situation [...]

FIGC Looking At Options At Assign Scudetto

A FIGC statement confirms they will try to postpone the end of Serie A to May 31 amid the Coronavirus outbreak, but could have play-offs for the Scudetto and relegation too. Today’s summit between the Italian Football Federation, CONI, Government and various representatives of the league competitions was called to discuss how to proceed after [...]

Serie A Suspended Until 3 April

All sport at all levels in Italy is to be suspended until at least 3 April because of coronavirus, the country’s Olympic committee has announced. This includes football matches in Serie A but strangely does not cover Italian clubs or national teams participating in international competitions. “This situation has no precedent in history,” a CONI [...]

Inter President Steven Zhang said “closing doors but continuing matches is the right thing to do. We made the right choice and now people realise it was correct.” “Closing doors but continuing matches is the right thing to do,” Zhang told BBC Sport. The original proposal last week had been to play Juventus-Inter without fans [...]

UEFA have acknowledged Valencia-Atalanta and Inter-Getafe will be played behind closed doors, but made no reference to Juventus-Lyon, Roma-Sevilla or Barcelona-Napoli. “Following decisions taken by authorities in Italy and Spain respectively, and related to measures regarding the COVID-19 virus, two UEFA club competition matches will go ahead next week as scheduled, but behind closed doors,” [...]

Juventus v Inter will be played this Sunday evening with Milan-Genoa in the afternoon, as the Serie A Week 26 fixtures are officially shuffled along to replace the Week 27 games. The decision had been in the air for several days due to the postponements over the Coronavirus outbreak. A new Government decree ruled on [...]

Inter Milan president Steven Zhang feels playing matches behind closed doors is the only practical way for football to continue in Italy until the coronavirus is under control. Inter have had two Serie A games postponed since the outbreak began. They also played a Europa League tie against Ludogorets behind closed doors at the San [...]

Inter President Steven Zhang has argued that he will “continue to insist” that “safety comes first” and tells the Lega to “not play around with the calendar”. After reports about the Federal Prosecutor’s Office opening an investigation on the Nerazzurri patron’s attack on Lega President Paolo Dal Pino, he has decided to speak out in [...]