Serie A clubs agree to finish 2019/20 league season despite coronavirus crisis

Serie A clubs agree to finish 2019/20 league season despite coronavirus crisis

- Serie A clubs are determined to see the season have a natural conclusion

- Juventus currently top the standings but are hotly being pursued by the likes of Lazio and Inter Milan

- All the 20 clubs voted in favor of finishing the season rather than having it abandoned

All 20 Serie A clubs have voted in favor of completing the current league season, despite the coronavirus risk..

This followed an emergency meeting held on Friday, May 1, amid reports several sides including Torino FC and Brescia wanted the season scrapped.

20 Serie A clubs deliver verdict on fate of current league season

20 Serie A clubs deliver verdict on fate of current league season. Photo: Getty Images.
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The top flight has been suspended since March 2020 with Italy at the time being the hardest hit European country in terms of coronavirus cases and deaths.

However, players are preparing for a return to full training as early as May 18.

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According to Italian Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora, this does not necessarily mean the season is destined to resume.

The government is still yet to give the go ahead for football to resume, whole necessary medical protocol are still being considered.

Three top leagues in Europe have already called it quits on their league season: Netherlands, Belgian and the French Ligue 1.

20 Serie A clubs deliver verdict on fate of current league season

Juventus was leading the Serie A standings prior to suspension of the league season. Photo: Getty Images
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In both Netherlands and France, the move was prompted by the government’s decision to ban football until the summer.

France President Emmanuel Macron has also been reportedly pushing to have other leagues abandon their respective seasons.

Italian football chief Gabriele Gravina however maintains that authorities are working round the clock to ensure the season takes its natural conclusion.

As at May 1, Italy suffered over 27,000 deaths from the coronavirus with a recorded 205,000 cases.

Of the players who tested positive for the virus, Juventus star Paulo Dybala seems to have the most stubborn bug as he recently tested positive again for the fourth time in six weeks.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Dr. Hilary Jones is of the opinion that Dybala's case could be down to a number of reasons, adding that if it is possible the old bug reactivated or even or even gotten afresh.

When asked if anyone would be able to catch the virus at this stage, Dr Hilary replied: "We don't think so."

Paulo Dybala announce that he had contracted COVID-19 along with his girlfriend Oriana Sabatini in March.

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