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On Wednesday night, Lyon will receive Juventus in the Champions League sixteenth. About 3000 supporters have traveled from Turin to watch their team play. Something that stirs up some French people when Italy is badly affected by the Corona virus. "Our supporters have every right to be here," Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri told Reuters.

At the time of writing, eleven people had died in Italy and 322 were infected as a result of the virus outbreak. In Series A, matches are currently being played before empty stands due to the infection.

Something that raised concern about Wednesday night's CL match in French Lyon.

In a joint statement, the mayor of the French municipality of Decines (where Lyon's home arena Groupama stadium is located) and the mayor of nearby Meyzieu, urged French authorities to ban Juventus supporters from coming there.

About 3000 Juventus fans in place

But no restrictions have been issued and about 3,000 Juventus fans are expected to be on the stand during the 16th finals.

- The football match canceled? No, we are here and we are very kind, says a Juventus fan on site a little joking to Reuters.

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri also thinks the reaction is excessive.

The return planned to be played in Turin

- This is a European problem, not Italian. Our supporters have every right to be here.

The match means a lot to both teams. Juventus has not won the Champions League since 1996 and for Lyon it is the first time since 2010 that the team will advance to the sixteenth part of the tournament.

The return is scheduled to be played on March 17 in Turin.

Source: svt

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