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Marchisio gives his verdict on Juve-Napoli fixture saga

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Former Juventus star Claudio Marchisio claims the Old Lady’s match against Napoli should have been postponed in advance.

Marchisio believes decisions should have been made pre-game last Sunday when Juventus turned up to play against a Napoli side blocked from traveling.

A verdict and an outcome of the controversial match are expected next weekend as it remains to be seen what happens.

Juventus turned up for the game and even warmed up on the pitch. However, Napoli were absent on the occasion. A COVID-19 outbreak in the Partenopei camp meant they were unable to travel. The game was eventually canceled after Napoli failed to show up as expected.

Marchisio thinks Serie A should have postponed the match after Genoa announced several positive tests in the matchday group from Napoli-Genoa.

“On Juve-Napoli we needed more important and serious decisions before last Sunday,” Marchisio told Le Parole Della Settimana on Rai 3.

“Because Napoli had played against Genoa, who had the biggest outbreak in Serie A.

“Napoli risked infecting not only the Juventus players but others given the imminence of the national games.

“Luckily there were no further positives, but the match had to be postponed.”

Marchisio does have a point given the turn out of events in the build-up to the game. The logical verdict will be for the game to be rescheduled to a later date but we’ll have to wait and see what happens.