The Italian government is moving toward having football matches played behind closed doors in affected areas as authorities try to contain the spreading coronavirus that has made northern Italy the focal point of the outbreak in Europe.
Thursday's Europa League match at San Siro between Inter Milan and Ludogorets was the first to be confirmed as going ahead in an empty stadium, with the Italian club releasing a statement Monday night.
The decision was widely expected, and Bulgarian squad Ludogorets...
A superb weekend of football has thrown up its usual treasure trove of stats and numbers. We crunch the lot to bring you the best.
Chelsea beat Spurs 2-1, Manchester City eked out a 1-0 at Leicester City, Manchester United beat Watford 3-0 and Arsenal beat Everton in an absolute cracker that ended 3-2.
This is a quite amazing stat. Frank Lampard's Chelsea are the first team to defeat a side managed by José Mourinho both home and away in a single league season.
Roma notched their first home league win for more than two months as they hammered Lecce 4-0 in Serie A on Sunday, helped by an inspirational performance from Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Fifth-placed Roma, suffering from the inconsistency which has dogged them over the last few seasons, had lost their last three league games while Lecce had won theirs, but they made surprisingly light work of the visitors.
The match was one of only two played in Serie A on Sunday due to the coronavirus outbreak in northern...