Juventus donates leftover food to charity after coronavirus postpones Coppa Italia game

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(CNN)Over three tons of leftover food from Juventus’ postponed Coppa Italia semifinal against Inter Milan has been donated to charity.

The food prepared for yesterday's postponed Juve-Milan match at Allianz Stadium has not gone to waste. 🍔🍲

It has been donated for those in need ➡️https://t.co/u7Z3yv7UsJ pic.twitter.com/F92GFxz8RN

— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) March 5, 2020 The food would have been sold to fans at Allianz Stadium Wednesday, but the novel coronavirus outbreak, which has forced numerous sports events across Italy to be canceled or postponed, means the game didn’t go ahead as planned.

    Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and featuresHowever, meals were prepared as planned and distributed to the needy on Wednesday and Thursday with the help of four charities in Turin, according to Juve.On top of the three tons of food prepared for supporters, additional meals intended for 4,000 people in the club’s premium suites were also given away. Read MoreA rearranged date for the semifinal has yet be confirmed, with the tie evenly poised at 1-1 following the first leg in Milan last month. READ: Coronavirus threat to Tokyo 2020 is ‘heartbreaking,’ says surfer Kanoa IgarashiThe other semifinal between Napoli and Inter Milan was also postponed.

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