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Serie A postpones Juve-Inter, four other games due to coronavirus outbreak

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MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 06: Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal canceled during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Juventus at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 6, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)

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Serie A have postponed five games this weekend due to the current coronavirus outbreak impacting parts of Italy.

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The top-flight of Italian soccer announced Saturday that the massive clash at the top of the table between Juventus and Inter Milan which was due to played on Sunday will be moved to May 13.

Four other Serie A games have also been postponed with AC Milan v. Genoa, Parma v. SPAL, Udinese v. Fiorentina and Sassuolo v. Brescia also postponed. The five other Serie A games will go ahead as planned this weekend.

The original plan was for the five games to be played behind closed doors with no fans at the stadiums, just like Inter did at the San Siro in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, but Serie A have not postponed all of the games in the hope that the coronavirus outbreak across Italy can be contained in the coming months.

In terms of rearranging these games, Inter Milan currently sit six points behind first-place Juve but have a game in hand. Moving that match to the final week of the season could have huge implications in the race for the Serie A title as it is set to go down to the wire with Lazio also in the mix.

Rearranging these games will clash with Coppa Italia final, which was due to take place on May 13, but that has been moved to May 20.

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