Postponed Serie A fixtures rescheduled
Last weekend's postponed Italian Serie A programme will now be played on 25 April, the Italian Football League confirmed on Monday. It means Italian top flight clubs will all play five times within a two week period starting this weekend.
The 33rd round of matches had been postponed as a mark of respect due to the death Saturday of Livorno's Piermario Morosini during a Serie B encounter at Pescara.
The matches will be played during the afternoon and evening of Wednesday 25 April, a public holiday in Italy, due to the UEFA Champions League semi-final between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Bernabeu later in the evening.
UEFA rules state that no top-flight club matches in Europe can take place at the same time as Champions League football. The news means that this weekend's programme will go ahead as planned.
There had been a speculation that last weekend's 33rd round matches would be played this weekend with the 34th round moved into the following midweek. However, that was rejected in favour of the simplest solution - to play the 33rd round on 25 April, after the 34th round.
It means Italian teams face a punishing schedule to end the season with six matches to be played in three weeks.