Monday April 16 2012
Week 33 moved to midweek

The Lega Calcio has decided that Week 33’s postponed round of fixtures will now be played on the midweek of April 25.

After the entire round’s postponement over the weekend in the wake of Livorno player Piermario Morosini’s death on Saturday afternoon, there was dispute between top-flight clubs over when the games should be played instead.

A majority of clubs were happy to have next weekend’s Week 34 games shifted back a few days into an April 25 midweek round and for Week 33’s matches to then take next Saturday and Sunday’s slot.

However, the likes of Inter, Udinese, Chievo, Genoa and Napoli reportedly pushed for Week 34 to stay at the weekend and Week 33 to instead move to the April 25 position.

After holding a meeting between the League’s clubs on Monday evening, a decision has now been reached to leave Week 34’s fixtures scheduled for this coming weekend and then play Week 33’s postponed games the following midweek, on Tuesday April 24 and Wednesday April 25.

Kick-off times for the new midweek round are all mid-to-late afternoon, to appease UEFA regulation that they cannot be played at the same time as Champions League games. The second leg of the semi-final between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will be played that Wednesday evening.

Week 33 revised schedule (UK kick-off times)

Tuesday April 24

Atalanta-Chievo, 5.30pm

Cagliari-Catania (at Trieste), 5.30pm

Wednesday April 25

Novara-Lazio, 11.30am

Lecce-Napoli, 2pm

Palermo-Parma, 2pm

Roma-Fiorentina, 2pm

Siena-Bologna, 2pm

Udinese-Inter, 2pm

Cesena-Juventus, 5pm

Milan-Genoa, 5pm

Week 34 revised schedule (UK kick-off times)

Saturday April 21

Parma-Cagliari, 5pm

Catania-Atalanta, 7.45pm