An Andrea Petagna penalty earned SPAL a 1-0 win at Parma in the first closed-door match of the Serie A season, but the game faced a long delay after scenes of confusion before kickoff.
Chaos reigned minutes before the match was scheduled to start, as players were called back into the dressing room from the tunnel as they awaited a decision on whether the game was to go ahead.
That followed a call from Italy's sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora to suspend the league amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Serie A descended into chaos on Sunday as the league looked set to be suspended before a last-minute U-turn allowed it to continue amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Parma's match with SPAL, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. GMT (7:30 a.m. ET) was suspended just before kickoff amid political wrangling over the virus that has gripped the country and sporting events worldwide.
The players were in the tunnel and...