Roma-Sampdoria suspended, Genoa-Fiorentina abandoned due to extreme weather

11 September 2016 16:37

Heavy rain in Italy led to the suspension of Roma’s Serie A fixture against Sampdoria on Sunday, while Fiorentina’s away match at Genoa has been abandoned.

After 28 minutes of Genoa-Fiorentina, with the score 0-0, the worsening weather made conditions impossible and the referee called a halt to the match.

There was no improvement and standing water on the pitch meant the decision was taken to abandon the game.


Meanwhile, in Rome, extreme rainfall has led to the suspension of Roma’s home game with Sampdoria, with the referee also halting proceedings at the Stadio Olimpico.

Mohamed Salah put Roma ahead, but Sampdoria hit back through Luis Muriel and Fabio Quagliarella as thunder and lightning bombarded the stadium.

With heavy rainfall making conditions difficult, the officials elected not to resume the match after the half-time interval and an inspection is planned to see if the game can continue.

When the rain finally eased in Rome, the referee elected to play the rest of the match after two inspections, with the game resuming after a break of over an hour.

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