Why has Juventus vs Napoli been postponed, and has it been rescheduled?

JUVENTUS were set to take on old rivals Napoli in their next latest Serie A clash as Andrea Pirlo's side look to finish the season strongly.

Juve were knocked out of the Champions League by Porto last week and are currently trailing both AC and Inter Milan in the league.

But that clash was postponed for the second time this season.

Why has Juventus vs Napoli been postponed?

Juventus were scheduled to take on Napoli on October 4, 2020, but the match didn't take place as Napoli couldn't travel to Turin because of coronavirus restrictions.

Napoli were originally dealt a default 3-0 loss and docked a point by Serie A, but the punishment was later overturned after an appeal.

The game was rescheduled for March 17, but it has once again been postponed after a request from both Juventus and Napoli.

Napoli's opponents this weekend Roma aren't happy with the postponement, as Gennaro Gattuso's side will have ample time to prepare for the game.

"The letter was clear. I would not want to add anything," Roma's CEO Guido Fienga told reporters.

"I don't want to comment on the Lega Serie A response because it's more ridiculous than the decision itself.

"The reasons were not there. They say the decision does not need an explanation, but the real reasons can't be revealed."

Has Juventus vs Napoli been rescheduled?

Yes, for the second time this season, Juventus vs Napoli has a new date.

The game will now take place on April 7, according to a statement from Serie A.

“The President of the Lega Serie A, at the request of Juventus and Napoli, orders the postponement to Wednesday, April 7, 2021, starting at 18.45 [17.45 UK time] of the recovered match from the third round of Serie A.” the statement said.

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