Ronaldo and his teammates at Juventus may have to play play-off to decide the Serie A championship this season when the tournament is postponed to prevent the Covid-19 epidemic.
Serie A is greatly affected by the outbreak of Covid-19 in Italy.
The Italian Serie A championship will have to be suspended until April 3, after more than 2 weeks of postponing a number of matches or held on a field with no spectators.
The Italian government has officially announced the postponement of the National Championship (Serie A) and every other major sports playground. Not stopping there, all community events are also banned, and schools are temporarily closed until April 3. The whole of Italy will enclose both “internal export, import and export”.
The decision is expected to be made soon in the context of a new acute respiratory infection caused by the new strain of Corona virus in the country.
An epidemic of acute respiratory infections caused by a new strain of corona virus is spreading across the country in the shape of a boot with more than 9,000 cases of infection and nearly 500 deaths. The serious situation led Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to issue a nationwide blockade and ban all crowded assembly activities.
Before being postponed, the Serie A Championship matches must take place in the stadium without the audience, typically the match Juventus won 2-0 Inter Milan earlier this morning. Many sources said that before the opening whistle was raised, the organizers were forced to listen carefully to the situation to make sure not to miss any announcements from the authorities about the COVID-19 situation.
Sporting events are in a fragile state
The Italian Football Confederation (FIGC) even proposed the possibility of postponing matches in Serie A until May 31 to support the country in the shape of a boot that completely reversed the Covid-19 epidemic. Obviously, if the situation is not resolved soon, Serie A this season may not complete 38 rounds, especially when Euro 2020 still takes place as originally planned.
FIGC senior officials have discussed and proposed 3 options for Serie A.
First, FIGC will cancel all results in Serie A this season, not giving the Serie A championship to any team. and neither team has to relegate. This result also makes the teams in Serie B unable to gain promotion.
The second option is to organize play-off matches to decide the Serie A Championship, the teams that win tickets to the European Cup and three teams to be relegated. This approach is more “active” because it ensures the final results for a national Serie A championship.
In fact, this is not the first time the Serie A championship has been decided by a play-off. In the 1963/64 season, Bologna won only after winning Inter Milan in the play-off match because the two teams finished with an equal score (54). History can repeat this season with the two candidates Juventus and Lazio sharing the two leading positions in the Serie A Championship.
In the third option, the season ended immediately with the current position of the teams is also the final result. Thus, Ronaldo’s Juventus will win the Serie A championship and attend the Champions League next season with Lazio, Inter Milan and Atalanta. This will be a bitter result for Lazio as the team only lost 1 point to Juventus and have to wait until 20 years to have one more time approaching the Serie A title. The last time Lazio won the Serie A championship occurred in the 1999/00 season.
Serie A Table & Standings
Last updated: 10 03 2020
Current standings of Serie A
Shared on Football Italia yesterday, FIGC President Gabriele Gravina said: “In an emergency, if the Covid-19 epidemic makes the tournament unable to be completed as originally planned, we will offer some proposed during the meeting on March 23 ”.
The Serie A Championship and all other sporting events indefinitely suspend not only Italian football lovers but also affect continental playgrounds like the Champions League.
If the original schedule, defending champion Serie A Championship, Juventus will face Lyon on March 17 at the Allianz Stadium. Now it is not clear how UEFA will host this match.
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