NEWS
Wednesday February 8 2012
Serie A on edge over snow

A new wave of arctic weather is set to hit Italy on Friday, as games like Bologna-Juventus, Parma-Fiorentina and Siena-Roma are at risk.

After several Serie A matches were called off last week, authorities and fans fear more postponements are on the way.

Around 40 people have died so far and some towns are locked off without electricity after heavy snowfall and temperatures well below 0.

The Lega is set to make a decision over the next couple of days and so far the games most at risk are Bologna-Juventus, Parma-Fiorentina and Siena-Roma.

These areas have been hit by the worst of the snow and a new wave of arctic weather is expected to arrive on Friday, making the situation much worse.

Bologna-Juventus is the most likely to change, as the current kick-off is 19.45 UK time on Sunday evening.

Both clubs have requested the match be brought forward to the afternoon, although if the snow increases by a great deal then it may well have to be postponed altogether.

Around 60 people have been working at the Stadio Dall’Ara every day to clear the pitch and stands, but more snow is expected to fall.

Siena-Roma is also set to kick off at 19.45 UK time on Saturday and is likely to be moved to an afternoon start.
Lazio have requested Thursday evening’s Serie A match with Cesena to be brought forward to an afternoon kick-off or postponed.

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