Juventus acquired Serie A ultimate season, with Napoli ending seventh

The Serie A sport between Juventus and Napoli descended into chaos on Sunday as a result of the visitors failed to indicate up after their squad was positioned in isolation following constructive coronavirus assessments.

With two constructive outcomes this week, Napoli say they’ve been ordered to not journey by their native properly being authority.

However, Serie A refused to call the game off.

Juventus’ squad arrived on the stadium an hour sooner than the 19:45 BST kick-off, nonetheless had no opponent to face.

Beneath Serie A tips, Juventus could be handed a 3-Zero win for Sunday’s match.

The league say the Naples Nicely being Authority (ASL) has didn’t keep in mind the properly being protocol agreed between the nation’s properly being and sports activities actions ministry and the soccer authorities.

This states that, if players check out constructive, the rest of the squad can nonetheless put together and play as soon as extra providing they’re examined as soon as extra and return adversarial outcomes. The assertion added that numerous matches had been carried out this season after teams had numerous players check out constructive.

“The protocol lays down certain tips that may’t be deviated from, which allow league matches to be carried out even inside the event of a constructive final result, deploying players who’ve examined adversarial,” it talked about.

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli talked about: “The sporting tips are… clear and say that if a employees doesn’t current up, they face disciplinary sanctions. The Sporting Select will converse tomorrow, and based mostly totally on his decision, there shall be extra reflections.

“It’s evident that the reality {that a} employees doesn’t attain a stadium to play a deliberate match doesn’t give a incredible image of Italian soccer.”

Last Sunday, Napoli hosted Genoa, the place 17 players have examined constructive for Covid-19 inside the ultimate week. Genoa’s match at residence to Torino on Saturday was postponed.

Serie A has dominated that matches should go ahead supplied each employees has a minimal of 13 players accessible and that teams who can’t play would endure a forfeit.

However, teams have the very best to ask for a postponement with out forfeiting if 10 players are contaminated inside one week.

Juventus’ private squad are in the intervening time in a “bubble” after two non-playing staff members not too way back examined constructive for Covid-19.

On Saturday, with research rising that Napoli wouldn’t journey, Juventus tweeted that their employees would take to the sphere the next day “as foreseen by the Serie A league calendar”.

They adopted this up on Sunday with extra tweets, one declaring “Matchday!” and one different displaying their squad itemizing for the encounter.

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