Sunday January 12 2020
Verona-Genoa delayed by wonky lines

In a bizarre turn of events, Verona v Genoa will be delayed by 15 minutes because the lines on the pitch are wonky.

It was due to kick off at 17.00 GMT, but has now been moved to 17.15 GMT.

This is because the Stadio Bentegodi failed a pitch inspection with the referee, who saw the lines on the pitch were visibly not straight, particularly the edges of the two penalty areas.

It is an unusual reason, particularly for the start of 2020 in one of Europe’s top five leagues.

You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.


Verona: Silvestri; Rrahmani, Kumbulla, Gunter; Faraoni, Amrabat, Veloso, Lazovic; Pessina, Zaccagni; Verre

Genoa: Perin; Biraschi, Romero, Criscito; Barreca, Cassata, Sturaro, Schone, Ankersen; Pandev, Sanabria

Ref: Mariani

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