Why has Juventus vs Inter been postponed and when will Serie A clash now be played? – The Sun

JUVENTUS and Inter Milan were all set for their Serie A title clash, with the Nerazzurri looking to move within a point of the league leaders.

Yet, the Derby d'Italia has been postponed with a rescheduled date yet to be announced.

The clash had been seen as huge six-pointer for Inter, as they look to get back into the title race.

Why has Juventus vs Inter Milan been postponed?

Juventus' clash against Inter was already set to be played behind closed doors at the Allianz Arena.

But it has now be called off over fears of further spreading the coronavirus.

The north of Italy has been hit badly by the killer bug, with five matches being postponed last weekend – including Inter Milan's test against Sampdoria.

Officials already planned to limit the spread by not allowing fans into Juventus' ground on Sunday.

But Serie C side US Pianese was hit with the virus as three players and a team official all became infected.

One player noticed symptoms following last weekend's trip to Alessandria, less than 60 miles from Turin – where Juventus are based.

When will the match be played?

Juventus vs Inter Milan is not the only game to be called off, with four others also postponed.

Udinese-Fiorentina, AC Milan-Genoa, Parma-SPAL and Sassuolo-Bresica have all been rescheduled.

They will now all play their matches on May 13, less than two weeks before the end of the season.

Should both teams still be in European competitions at the time, they face playing seven matches in three weeks in a busy end to the season.

Meanwhile, both Milan teams and Juventus are in the Coppa Italia semi-finals, with the final also scheduled for May 13.

The fixture pile-up could see sides playing up to seven games in May alone.

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