UEFA has asked two Serie A representatives, Roma and Inter to quit the Europa League to make way for Sevilla and Getafe.
According to football-italy, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has asked two Serie A, Inter and Roma clubs to withdraw from the Europa League on their own so that this tournament can continue to take place as scheduled.
Previously, two matches in the round of 16 teams between Inter and Getafe, Roma and Sevilla were delayed because of the complicated situation of Covid-19 epidemic in Europe in general and Italy in particular. However, Inter and Roma both rejected the offer immediately. These two clubs want to continue playing with the goal of conquering the noble title after the Champions League.
Inter were ambitious in the Europa League after being eliminated from the Champions League
In recent days, world football is reeling from the Covid-19 epidemic. Serie A has detected two stars positive for corona virus, namely Daniele Rugani (Juventus) and Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria). Both Juventus and Sampdoria have been forced to implement self-isolation measures to avoid the risk of disease spreading.
After the Serie A decision to postpone the tournament until early April, La Liga has also decided to give the two top tournaments of the country a 2-week break.
If the disease situation continues to be complicated, it is likely that the Bundesliga, Premier League, Ligue 1, even the Champions League and Europa League will have to consider the plan for the club to take a break to ensure safety.
Getafe considered not going to Italy, accepting being eliminated in the Europa League
La Liga representatives may not travel to Italy to attend the first leg of the round of 16 Europa League with Inter.
On the morning of March 13, the series of the first leg of the round of Europa League teams will start. The lucky draw leaves Getafe to meet the representative of Serie A Inter. In the face of the unpredictable Covid-19 situation in Italy, President Getafe, Angel Torres, was extremely worried about the health of the player during his trip to Milan.
Getafe is still considering and has not made a decision to quit the right to participate in the Europa League this season. Previously, football matches in Serie A still took place smoothly and safely in an audience-free condition.
Currently, Serie A has another representative, AS Roma, who also participated in the round of 16 Europa League teams. However, the host team Olimpico plays in Spain with Sevilla in the first leg.