Sunday November 11 2012
Genoa-Napoli to go ahead

Local authorities say Genoa-Napoli will go ahead despite flood warnings, although the state of the pitch remains to be seen.

There were reports the 14.00 GMT kick-off would be postponed due to an incoming storm that is a knock-on effect from Hurricane Sandy.

The city of Genoa is in lockdown until 12.00 GMT after it was devastated by floods during a similar storm a year ago.

“We have no information that would suggest the game will be called off,” assured local authorities this morning.

Although there could well be difficulties for the teams and fans reaching the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, the state of the pitch will be the ultimate decider.

It is up to the referee to test if the ball bounces on the notoriously choppy Marassi turf.

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