This Sunday’s League match between Bologna and Novara has been put back to the evening because of Lucio Dalla’s funeral.
The popular singer, who was a keen Felsinei fan, died of a heart attack on Thursday morning. Bologna released a statement offering their condolences the same day, whilst Friday’s headlines on the front page of La Gazzetta dello Sport were all titles of songs Dalla was known for.
With his funeral set to take place in the early afternoon of Sunday, the League have granted Bologna’s request to move their 2pm UK time kick-off with Novara to 5.30pm the same day, so as not to coincide. Novara have also agreed to the request.