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Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri still believes that playing at home continues to offer an advantage despite matches currently being played without fans because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Serie A – Bologna v Juventus – Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna, Italy – June 22, 2020 Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

30 Jun 2020 01:55AM

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REUTERS: Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri still believes that playing at home continues to offer an advantage despite matches currently being played without fans because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It still exists even when there isn't a crowd," he told a news conference ahead of their visit to Genoa for a Serie A match on Tuesday.

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"You feel more comfortable and confident at home, there are certain things you can depend on, the surroundings are familiar. It still has an effect."

Juventus, chasing a ninth successive title, have a four-point lead over Lazio, who visit Torino also on Tuesday.

"The game will be a complicated one, as they always are against teams who are fighting relegation," said Sarri, Read More – Source