In a surprise move, the Serie B 2020-21 season has been suspended until May 1 so that all the outstanding fixtures delayed due to COVID cases can be played.
This will allow for a ‘fairer’ situation in the final four rounds, with all the teams starting from the same number of games.
Several fixtures have had to be postponed and rescheduled due to COVID outbreaks at various clubs, most recently Pescara.
Some complained that this created a situation where sides could play knowing the outcome of the other games, creating an uneven playing field.
The Lega Serie B therefore decided today to suspend the calendar until May 1, giving all the teams time to catch up.
Week 35 will now be on May 1 rather than April 20, with Week 36 on May 4, Week 18 on May 7 and Week 19 on May 10.
Effectively, the season will now end three days later than originally planned.
This also affects the Serie B promotion play-offs and relegation play-out.
The play-offs begin on May 13, with the semi-finals on May 17 and May 20, the Final on May 23 and 27.
As for the relegation play-out, that is over two legs on May 15 and 21.