Sassuolo players run on empty fields as Serie A training resumes

ROME: Sassuolo on Monday he became the first Italian top-flight club to resume training after the coronavirus It stopped although it was still a long way from normal with only a handful of players running across the empty fields.

the A series club posted a video on Twitter showing players exercising individually, with each having half a pitch to himself. the club has limited the number of players who can train to six at a time divided into three pitches and says training is optional.

the government on Sunday gave players permission to start training individually on club premises but no team exercises will be allowed until May 18 and it is still far from certain that A series will be allowed to resume this season.

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Italia, uno de the países más afectados del mundo, comenzó a relajar el bloqueo más prolongado de Europa el lunes, permitiendo que aproximadamente 4.5 millones de personas regresen a trabajar después de casi dos meses en casa.

Sassuolo were involved in the last A series match to be played before the suspension when they beat Brescia 3-0 on March 9.

Other A series teams were expected to resume training over the course of the week.

Bologna and Atalanta They have already confirmed that they will start training on Tuesday, while Inter de Milan They said they would open their training center starting this week with more details to be confirmed.

the Italian government will have the final say over whether the A series season can resume.

the main sticking point appears to be the medical protocol drawn up by the Italian football federation (FIGC) which sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora described last week as insufficient.

There are 12 rounds of matches still to play in A series plus a number of games from previous rounds. Title holders Juventus are one point clear of Lazio at the top.