Italian League: A look at the Resumption of Italian Serie A League

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Italian Serie A League resumes – Italian Serie A League is all set to return on June 20 following a 2.5-month break due to the global pandemic, Covid-19. The last match was played on March 9 between Sassuolo and Brescia which ended in a 3-0 scoreline in favor of the former.

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Where do the top teams stand? – Italian Serie A League resumes
The Italian League was witnessing Juventus racing ahead for their ninth consecutive title. They are just one point ahead of Lazio, thus making Serie A the stiffest race in all major European Leagues. Atalanta are at the fourth place making a run for the Champions League quarterfinals with Roma contesting hard behind them in fifth place. Internazionale are safe in third place. Napoli and AC Milan are next waiting in line at the sixth and seventh places respectively.

Coppa Italia is yet to be resolved with the final four teams being Inter, Napoli, Milan, and Juventus.

Italian Serie A League resumes

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How many games are to be played yet?
Quite a few games are left in the League. 12 rounds are left in addition to the four games that were postponed plus 3 matches of Coppa Italia.

What is the estimated resumption date?
The second leg matches of the Coppa Italia semi-finals are expected to be the first matches played, probably around June 13. The matches are to be played between Juventus and Milan (first leg score: 1-1) at the former’s home and Inter traveling to Napoli (first leg score: Inter 0: Napoli 1). The final is to be played on June 17 and the 4 postponed matches of Serie A will be played on June 20-21. The next regular matches are to be resumed on June 22.

Italian Serie A League resumes

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At what time will the matches start?
The majority of the matches are to be played at 7.30 PM and 9.30 PM local time and some games beginning at 5.15 PM on weekends. The plan to fit as many matches as possible with at least one match being held 6 days a week.

Italian Serie A League resumes

What happens in the case of a Covid-19 positive case?
In case of a player or staff member of a team testing positive for Covid-19, the entire team will have to be quarantined according to the government rules. The Clubs are hoping that the rules be relaxed with only the individual being isolated in that case as that would spill water over the entire schedule. Plan B (playoff) and Plan C (algorithm-based decision on title winners and relegation teams) are in place in that scenario.

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