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Atalanta’s winner-takes-all Champions League clash with Villarreal is CANCELLED due to snow

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Atalanta’s winner-takes-all Champions League clash with Villarreal is CANCELLED due to snow – with match rescheduled to Thursday in Bergamo

  • Atalanta vs Villarreal will decide which of the matches advances to the last 16
  • The Italians would receive Villarreal on Tuesday evening, with the kick-off at 8 p.m
  • But due to heavy snowfall in northern Italy, the race will now take place on Thursday











Atalanta’s crunch Champions League game against Villarreal for Wednesday evening has been canceled at the last minute due to heavy snowfall.

Due to the difficult conditions in northern Italy, the decisive draw in Group F – which will determine who advances to the last 16 round behind group winners Manchester United – will now be played on Thursday evening.

Wednesday’s kick-off was temporarily postponed from 8pm to 8.20pm, but in the end persistent snow over Gewiss Stadium forced England referee Anthony Taylor, along with the two captains, to close the game until the following day.

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Atalanta’s Champions League clash against Villarreal has been canceled due to heavy snowfall

Groundstaff had gone to great lengths to get the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia pitch ready, painting the sidelines red to increase their visibility, and the game was initially postponed because the snow had been cleared.

Players were ready, on the pitch, in their kit, but the snow continued to fall, persuading England officials to make their decision.

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