Sky Italia offers to air Juventus v Inter for free after coronavirus outbreak

27 February 2020

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Photo: PA Images Juventus could lose out on close to €3 million per home match played without fans, according to offthepitch.com calculations.

The broadcaster will hold discussions with the Serie A to determine if it can air the match on Sky Italia's free-to-air channel, according to Soccerex.

Six Serie A matches in the northern part of Italy will be played without fans in attendance this weekend.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Sky Italia has offered to air Juventus versus Inter for free after the coronavirus has caused authorities to determine that six of the upcoming weekend's Serie A matches must be played behind closed doors.

The virus has claimed 12 victims across the country and infected more than 400 people, according to Reuters, sending markets into a downward spiral.

As a result of the outbreak, analysts are forecasting that the Italian economy will shrink in the first quarter, meaning Italy will face its fourth recession since 2008.

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