SHOWS: DECINES-CHARPIEU, FRANCE (FEBRUARY 25, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) JUVENTUS COACH, MAURIZIO SARRI, SAYING: "I think that our supporters have the full right to be present here (for match against Lyon).
It's clear that we are facing a problem, that all the authorities have the duty to try to contain this virus and to solve it afterwards, but still." 2.
WHITE FLASH 3.
(SOUNDBITE) (French) LYON COACH, RUDI GARCIA, SAYING: "No (in response to the coronavirus situation in Italy impacting their preparations)." JOURNALIST: "That's it?" "That's it.
I want to talk to you about the game, and I'm sincerely answering to you that we didn't take it in consideration.
How do you want us to take it in consideration, in what context?" 4.
WHITE FLASH 5.
(SOUNDBITE) (French) LYON COACH, RUDI GARCIA, SAYING: "Of course, there are specialists who are taking care of this subject.
It's a serious subject, but we have to let the appropriate people take charge of it, be it from inside the club or out, since a lot of things are being said.
We'll see if the Juve supporters could come or not.
But we ourselves are focused on preparing for the match, on the field, not on anything else." STORY: According to coach Maurizio Sarri, Juventus fans have the right to watch them in the Groupama Stadium as they take on Olympique Lyonnais in the Champions League's last-16 first leg in France on Wednesday (February 26), while Lyon boss Rudi Garcia says his side are fully focused and refuse to be concerned by the coronavirus outbreak affecting Italy.
Lyon said earlier that the match would go ahead as planned following the "French authorities decision to keep (the game) in its initial configuration".
The death toll in the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, Europe's largest so far, rose to seven on Monday as the country shut down much of its wealthy north to curb the spread of the disease.
The disease has spread in Italy from the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto, with new cases reported in central Tuscany, the coastal region of Liguria and Sicily in the south.
The total number of cases in the country has risen to more than 280 and several sporting events have been cancelled and Serie A matches have been ordered to be played behind closed doors.
The return leg between Lyon and Juventus is scheduled to be played on March 17 in Turin in the region of Piedmont, neighbouring Lombardy and Liguria.