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Juventus against Inter Milan match postponed over coronavirus fears

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Five Italian Serie-A weekend matches including Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the coronavirus, the Italian football league said Saturday.

Other matches called off are AC Milan v Genoa, Parma v SPAL, Sassuolo v Brescia, all scheduled for Sunday, and Saturday’s clash between Udinese and Fiorentina, the league said in a statement.

The games will be played on May 13 and the Italian Cup final, scheduled to take place on that day, will be put back to May 20, the league said.

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The matches had been scheduled to be played behind closed doors.

Italy is the country hardest hit by the virus outbreak, with 900 cases and 21 deaths — mostly in cities in the north.

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The decision had been taken in response to the “exceptional circumstances concerning the protection of public health and security”, the league said.

Last weekend, four Serie-A matches were postponed with the Hellas Verona v Cagliari and the Torino v Parma matches to be played on March 11. No date has been fixed as yet for the Atalanta v Sassuolo and Inter Milan v Sampdoria games.

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