AC Milan could play the upcoming home game against Genoa behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, a report claims.
Four Serie A games were cancelled over the weekend because of the spread, including Inter’s home game against Sampdoria and AC Milan Women’s crucial clash against Fiorentina.
As the BBC noted on Sunday, a woman from the northern region of Lombardy became the second person in Italy to die from the virus in 24 hours, and a third person has now passed away since.
According to Monday’s edition of il Corriere della Sera – as cited by MilanLive – Milan’s game against Genoa on Sunday lunchtime may go ahead as normal but with no spectators present.
In addition that, two other games would take place without fans in the stands: Udinese-Fiorentina scheduled for Saturday at 18:00 and also the big match between Juventus and Inter on Sunday at 20:45.
The current situation is as follows: the Lega wants to play the games, while the Football Federation wants to understand the situation better and CONI (the National Olympic Committee) aligns itself with the government at present.
“Sport, in such a moment, cannot go on its own. It is right to stop and respect the provisions of the authorities. It would be wrong and inelegant if the moves of politics were anticipated,” CONI president Giovanni Malagò said yesterday.