Due to the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Italian government has officially suspended all sporting events across the country, including Serie A football matches.
Italy has seen the largest outbreak of the virus in Europe, with more than 7,000 confirmed infections and 463 deaths.
The Affected Games
Serie A has had several matches recently behind closed doors, including the Derby D’Italia between Juventus and Inter, but the new restrictions will make the competition impossible to continue.
It’s unclear at this stage what will happen to the international fixtures scheduled to take place in the coming weeks. Defending Serie A champions Juventus are scheduled to host Lyon in the UEFA Champions League on March 17.
The second leg of the Champions League blockbuster between PSG and Dortmund in France will go ahead without supporters, while clashes between Sevilla-Roma, Olympiacos-Wolves and Valencia-Atalanta will also see fans locked out.