Five Things First: Top Stories From Serie A Round 32

Round 32 of Serie A saw Juventus coming pretty close to losing their second game in a row before Cristiano Ronaldo sorted things out from the penalty spot to deny Atalanta a joy. Gian Piero Gasperini's boys thus failed their assault to the second spot in the table, which was rather conquered by Inter as the Nerazzurri beat Torino in the last round fixture on Monday night. 

Five Things First: Top Stories From Serie A Round 31

In what was quite an unexpected turn of events, the latest Serie A round saw the top two clubs in the ranking both losing their games as Lecce shocked Lazio and Juventus saw Milan coming from behind after taking a two-goal lead. A disappointing Inter side were held onto a draw by Verona and Atalanta took advantage of the situation to pass Conte's Nerazzurri.

Five Things First: Top Stories From Serie A Round 30

Serie A Round 30 was split between two days only, with eight games played on Sunday after a Saturday appetizer featuring the Derby of Turin and an interesting Lazio-Milan battle. Stefano Pioli’s Rossoneri savagely dented Lazio’s title ambitions by finding the back of the net three times while Juventus easily saw off their city rivals to place a strong claim on the Scudetto.

Francesco Vicari Late Own Goal Saves Milan Against SPAL

SPAL and Milan ended on a 2-2 score their Wednesday night battle at the Paolo Mazza Stadium in Ferrara in Serie A Round 29, courtesy of a shocking own goal by Biancazzurri defender Francesco Vicari which helped the Rossoneri grab at least one point after going down 0-2. A major disappointment for SPAL which honestly deserved to take home the three points.

Rugani Positive For Coronavirus, Juve and Inter Quarantined

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani tested positive for the COVID-19, the disease generated by the much-famed coronavirus. Rugani is the first player from a Serie A club to be infected. Juventus and Inter issued stataments announcing that their players and staff will likely need to undergo quarantine, casting further doubts on the prosecution of their football season.

Serie A Suspended Due To Coronavirus: What Happens Now?

Italy was placed under a total lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus. With about three to four Serie A game-weeks now set to be outstanding after the suspension, what are the possible implications this may bring to the current season? According to multiple Italian media sources, there are now four possible scenarios after the ban.

Italy Lockdown Stops Serie A In Country’s Longest Day

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced that Italy will be in a total lockdown until at least April 3 to contain the coronavirus outbreak – extending to the whole country the extreme measures originally announced yesterday for 14 provinces only. The restriction also applies to any sports activity, including the Serie A and lower divisions.

Parma Host SPAL as Di Biagio Looks For First Win as Manager

SPAL make the short trip across the north of Italy to Parma this Sunday, as they look to move off the bottom of the Serie A table. Coach Luigi Di Biagio has overseen three games in charge of SPAL and has lost them all 2-1 - the last being at home to 2nd-place Juventus. His hopes of claiming anything at Parma will mostly lie with Andrea Petagna.

Closed Doors For One Month, Here’s How The Serie A Restarts

A decision, finally. That’s what every football fan was waiting for, and what the Lega Serie A took to somehow get out of the stalemate caused by the coronavirus outbreak in Italy. Serie A games will be played behind closed doors until April 3. All the league games canceled last weekend, including Juventus-Inter, will be played between next Sunday and Monday.

BREAKING NEWS! Serie A Postponed Due To Coronavirus

The Lega Serie A - the governing body of the Italian football top-flight - has decided to postpone all the five games previously scheduled to be played behind closed doors this weekend due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Northern Italy. The decision applies also to the much-awaited Derby d'Italia between Juventus and Inter.

Rifinitura: Juventus Host Inter In Fan-Less Derby d’Italia

With the threat of the coronavirus spreading in Italy, five matches will be played without fans. The biggest of those is the Derby d'Italia between Juventus and Inter, which will be in an empty Allianz Stadium in Turin. Elsewhere, Lazio will hope to grab all three points against Brescia and wait on a slip up by Juventus, and Genoa face a tough encounter against Milan.