After a first move from the start of the match at 21.20, it was acknowledged that the conditions to play were not there
The heavy snow that hit Bergamo from late afternoon today forced us to postpone Atalanta-Villarreal, a decisive challenge for qualifying for the Champions League round of 16. It will be played tomorrow at 16.30, it’s official.
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Uefa pushed to the last to at least get the game started, so the gardeners got to work to clear the field of snow and to mark the lines with red paint. The second inspection by referee Taylor and the UEFA delegates had led to the postponement of the starting time at 21.20. But on Bergamo it continued to snow persistently and the field was still covered with snow. At that point it was decided to postpone the game until tomorrow, amid the whistles of the fans. The start of the match is set for 16.30 because UEFA does not want this Champions League challenge to overlap with those of the Europa League.
Umberto Marino, general manager of Atalanta, spoke to the microphones of Amazon Prime Video: “The referee Taylor did everything to try to play, he also confronted the two coaches and in the end he acknowledged that they weren’t there. the conditions to guarantee the safety of the players. We asked UEFA to find a time that meets the needs of those who pay the ticket, therefore after 7 pm. Now we are waiting for Nyon to tell us something “. UEFA has decided for 16.30.
December 8, 2021 (change December 8, 2021 | 21:45)
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