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Europa League: Sevilla and Getafe Don’t Want To Play Italian Teams

Europa League Final 2020

Chaos in the Europa League as Getafe president Angel Torres has confirmed his side will not travel to Italy for their scheduled Europa League tie at Inter Milan on Thursday.

It has already been confirmed that the Round of 16 match will be played behind closed doors but the Lombardy region of Italy is the most affected in Europe with the coronavirus.

“Unless this situation change a lot, Getafe will not travel to Italy tomorrow,” Torres told Onda Cero on Tuesday night.

“We have asked UEFA to consider an alternative to playing in Milan. We have asked for help from the Spanish FA too.

“If we have to lose the tie, we’ll lose it. I’m not going to take any kind of risk.”

In the other Spain v Italy tie Roma will reportedly travel to Sevilla for their Round of 16 first leg match, however, the game may not go ahead as several Sevilla players don’t want to play the game.

The Giallorossi are due to play Sevilla in Spain tomorrow for the first leg of their Europa League Round of 16 clash.

However, this week the Spanish government cancelled all flights to and from Italy as an attempt to contain the Coronavirus.

According to Il Messaggero, Roma’s plan to reach Spain is to take a flight to Faro in Portugal, and then travel the rest of the way by coach to Seville.

However, there is another issue leading into the match.

Calciomercato.com suggests that several Sevilla players don’t want to play against the Giallorossi, and have expressed their concerns to upper management in the club.

It’s reported that some of the players also don’t want to continue playing in La Liga.