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Juventus’s third round Europa League tie will move to a different ground next month because U2 are booked to perform at the same venue.
The Italian side are scheduled to play either Shamrock Rovers or Bnei Yehufa at Stadio Olimpico in Turin on August 6.
But the Irish band are due to open the latest European leg of their 360 Degree tour at the stadium on the same day.
As a result, the clash will now take place nearly 300km away in Modena.
Shamrock Rovers chairman Jonathan Roche told the Irish Times: “Apparently U2 have the stadium booked as part of their European tour so the venue is being moved to Modena no matter who progresses to play Juventus.”
The gig will be the first time U2 have performed live since singer Bono recovered from back surgery.
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