Juventus-Atletico friendly in Israel cancelled, moved to Turin

Update (11:36): Atletico Madrid have announced that the friendly in Israel has been cancelled and Mundo Deportivo report that it will be played in Turin instead.

Juventus’ final pre-season friendly against Atletico Madrid is reportedly at risk of being cancelled due to safety reasons.

Mundo Deportivo details how reports from the Palestinian Health Ministry indicate that a series of missiles fired by the Israeli army left at least eight people dead and 44 wounded. Other missiles reportedly hit locations in the north and south of the Gaza Strip.

Due to the situation, there’s now a serious possibility that the upcoming friendly between Juventus and Atletico Madrid, scheduled for tomorrow, will be cancelled. Both clubs are waiting for news as they expected to leave for Israel later today. 

Roma travelled to Israel last week to face Antonio Conte’s Tottenham in a pre-season friendly at the Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, Israel. The Giallorossi won 1-0. 

Juventus’ first game of the Serie A season is against Sassuolo on August 15, whilst Atletico Madrid’s campaign kicks off against Getafe on the same day.