The Italian government has confirmed that the Serie A match between Genoa and Milan on January 21 will remain a 15:00 CET (14:00 GMT) kick-off.
That prompted a backlash from the City of Genoa and fans belonging to the Gradinata Nord, while governor of Liguria Giovanni Toti had reservations over traffic, given part of the Morandi Bridge had collapsed just five months before.
However, Daniele Stradiotto, President of the National Observatory for Sports Events, told reporters: “Genoa-Milan will be played on Monday January 21 at 3pm.
“The controversy? We can live with it.”
Juventus’ visit of Chievo will also remain a 20:30 CET (19:30 GMT) kick-off, having been originally scheduled for 19:00 CET (18:00 GMT).