Sunday’s Serie A fixture between Juventus and Inter Milan will be played behind close doors because of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe.

Confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, has been reported in Italy as more than 400 people have been infected.

Almost all the cases are reported in northern Italy.Juventus confirmed this in a statement on its official website on Thursday.

Maurizio Sarri’s men head to the game following a 1-0 defeat to Lyon in the Champions League round of 16 first leg encounter on Wednesday.

“Juventus vs. Inter, scheduled for 20:45 on Sunday 1 March at the Allianz Stadium, will be played behind closed doors,” a club statement read.

“Lega Serie A communicated, in compliance with the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers from 25 February 2020, further implementing provisions of the decree-law from 23 February 2020, containing urgent measures regarding the containment and management of the epidemiological emergency that is COVID-19.”


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