FIGC pushes back payment deadline

The FIGC has officially pushed back the deadline for the payment of March wages.

The members of the council voted unanimously in favour of the move to help clubs struggling with the COVID pandemic on Monday. They agreed to move the deadline from May until June.

Serie A champions Inter have asked their players to give up two months wages, but most Serie A clubs are struggling financially due to the impact of the COVID pandemic.

“There are no problems, we are all looking at the situation appealing to conscience, but I can assure you all contractual obligations will be fulfilled,” said Inter director Beppe Marotta two weeks ago.

According to Il Corriere dello Sport and La Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus have asked their players to postpone the payment of wages for four months, from March, until May.

Andrea Pirlo insisted last week the players and staff have received regular payments so far.

“The football world has to pay attention to these situations during a financial crisis for the sector. We have paid all the wages regularly, which we are proud of,” Juventus CFO Fabio Paratici said on Saturday.

“We have no collective negotiation process, we will speak to the players individually at the end of the season to see if we need to do anything.”

Serie A prize money revealed

Inter will earn €23.4m in TV revenue for winning the Serie A and there’s a difference of almost €3m between the second and the third-placed.

As Calcioefinanza reports, the TV pool for the 2020-2021 Serie A campaign is around €1.1 billion. Half of the sum is divided into equal parts among the 20 teams participating in the league.

A further 20 per cent is distributed according to the club’s supporter base and the remaining 30 per cent is split based on performances: 15 per cent depending on the current season, and 15 per cent on results from 1946. 

Inter have won their first Serie A title in 11 years and will get €23.4m, but Milan, Atalanta and Napoli can all finish behind the Nerazzurri.

Milan face Atalanta away on Sunday, while Napoli host Hellas Verona at the Stadio Maradona.

Juventus play away from home at Bologna and need a victory to finish in the top four, but either Napoli or Milan must fail to do the same.

A top four finish would make a huge difference in economic terms thanks to the Champions League prize money.

Inter and Atalanta have already earned a Champions League spot, and two between Milan, Juventus and Napoli will get the remaining ones.

Serie A prize money:

  1. €23,4m
  2. €19,4m
  3. €16,8m
  4. €14,2m
  5. €12,5m
  6. €10,9m
  7. €9,3m
  8. €8,3m
  9. €7,4m
  10. €6,3m
  11. €5,5m
  12. €5m
  13. €4,6m
  14. €4,1m
  15. €3,6m
  16. €3,2m
  17. €2,8m
  18. €2,2m
  19. €1,6m
  20. €0,9m

 

 

 

 

Serie A Week 38 dates and times

Check out how Serie A Week 38 plays out, as the Lega officially announced the dates and times for the last round of fixtures of the 2020-21 campaign.

Inter have already been crowned Serie A champions and both Crotone and Parma have been relegated to Serie B. Benevento could follow them if Torino don’t lose against Lazio in the rescheduled fixture from matchday 25 on Tuesday.

Otherwise, Filippo Inzaghi’s side will have one last chance to survive when they meet Torino away on Sunday. However, they would need to take all three points to gain survival and send the Granata to Serie B.

Juventus, Napoli and Milan are in the race for a top four finish and one of them will miss out on a Champions League spot.

They all play on Sunday at 19.45 UK time.

Cagliari-Genoa, Crotone-Fiorentina and Sampdoria Parma play on Saturday. Inter host Udinese at 14.00 UK time on Sunday and the remaining games will be played at 19.45.

 

Serie A Week 38 – dates and times

Saturday 19.45 UK time
Cagliari-Genoa
Crotone-Fiorentina
Sampdoria-Parma

Sunday 14.00 UK time
Inter-Udinese

Sunday 19.45 UK time
Atalanta-Milan
Bologna-Juventus
Napoli-Hellas Verona
Sassuolo-Lazio
Spezia-Roma
Torino-Benevento

Liveblog: Serie A Wk37 Sunday

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s five Serie A games, including decisive Fiorentina-Napoli, Benevento-Crotone and Milan-Cagliari.

We begin at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT) at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, where Fiorentina are guaranteed Serie A safety, but Napoli know only a win will keep their Champions League hopes alive.

At 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), the third and final relegation spot could be decided, as Benevento must beat Crotone to avoid joining them and Parma in Serie B next season, while Udinese host Sampdoria.

At 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), Sassuolo visit the Stadio Tardini to keep up with Roma in seventh.

The day concludes at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT) at San Siro, where Milan know a victory will guarantee Champions League football, but Cagliari need a point to be sure of their top flight status too.

Juve and Inter bans, Chiellini fined

Marcelo Brozovic, Rodrigo Bentancur and Francesco Acerbi all received one-match bans, while Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini was fined for dissent.

The season is already over for several players who will be suspended in the final round next weekend.

Acerbi will miss the rescheduled clash with Torino on Tuesday following his dismissal in the Derby della Capitale.

Bentancur and Brozovic both saw red for two bookable offences in Turin and receive a one-match ban apiece.

Chiellini was booked for protesting with the referee after his own goal and has been fined an extra €1,500.

Matteo Darmian of Inter and Spezia forward Diego Farias are both suspended due to an accumulation of yellow cards through the season.