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Inter-Sassuolo clash cancelled due to covid-19 concerns

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Due to covid-19 concerns in the Inter game, their Serie A game at the weekend with Sassuolo will not hold.

Inter have canceled preparations for their clash against Sassuolo on Saturday. This comes in the wake of a covid-19 outbreak in their first-team camp, with the Nerazzurri now looking to get their fixture re-scheduled.

At the moment, Inter have seen four positive coronavirus tests posted this week. Stefan de Vrij and Matias Vecino have joined Samir Handanovic and Danilo D’Ambrosio in self-isolation.

With all activity at the club’s training base shut down in a bid to contain the spread, Inter have decided they will not be taking to the pitch at the weekend.

A statement released by Inter on the club’s official website reads: “FC Internazionale Milano announces that Stefan de Vrij and Matias Vecino tested positive for Covid-19 following the tests carried out yesterday. The two Nerazzurri are already in quarantine at their home.

“The ATS of Milan, informed of the new positivity, decided as follows:

  • Immediate suspension of any type of team activity for four days, including Sunday 21 March;
  • Inter-Sassuolo match ban scheduled for Saturday 20 March 2021;
  • Ban on replying to the summons for all players called up by their respective national teams

    “On Monday March 22, before the eventual resumption of activities, the molecular swabs will be repeated to the whole team.”

It won’t be the first time such a scenario will take place in Serie A. Back in October 2020, Napoli failed to show for their game with Juventus after a similar covid-19 outbreak in their first-team camp. However, Napoli were handed a 3-0 loss and a one-point deduction for failing to inform the authorities on time.

Inter will be hoping they have informed the authorities just in time as they now await a new date for their fixture.