Serie A chief says Juventus aren’t willing to accept title if season is scrapped

Juventus would not accept the Serie A title if the season was to end now because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina.

Maurizio Sarri's side are on course for their ninth straight league title, leading Lazio by a point.

There are 12 games remaining and the Italian authorities have pushed back all football until at least April 13, as the country approaches its fourth week of lockdown.

Owners of Fiorentina and Torino are of the belief that the league will not be completed – but Gravina has said to finish the league prematurely would be an ‘injustice’.

Speaking to TMW Radio, he said: "The top priority is completing the season.
"The idea is to start from May 20 or early June, to end in July.

"There's even been talk of August and September. I've made it clear that I'd hate to take the risk of compromising another season to save this one.

He continued: "I think scrapping the season would be rather complex. It would be a grave injustice, which would lead to a legal emergency during an epidemiological one.

"Only the Scudetto would need assigning and Juventus themselves, I believe, have expressed a dislike of such of a solution."

Meanwhile, Brescia president Massimo Cellino has stressed that there is 'no sense' in attempting to complete the Serie A and that he would rather void all his side's remaining games than put his team on the pitch.

He told Gazzetta dello Sport: "This season doesn't make sense any more.

"We've stopped, no team will return as before, the matches will be behind closed doors plus there's a risk to the health of the athletes. For me to go back to business is pure madness."

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