Everything was practically ready for Atalanta and Villarreal defined their commitment valid for the sixth date of Group F of the Champions League, but the impressive snow that hit the Italian city of Bergamo prevented action at the stadium Gewiss Stadium. The refereeing body, at the request of the UEFA authorities, decided to suspend the match that will take place tomorrow (weather permitting) on the same stage, with a schedule to be confirmed.
The footballers were already warming up, the orange balls to contrast with the snow that painted the green of the grass were ready and even some assistants from the local club had swept the lines of the playing field so that they could be seen. There was no case: the intense fall of snow and accumulation on the court led to the British judge Anthony Taylor to postpone the activity.
This duel, which was to feature two Argentine goalkeepers (Juan Musso was to start at Atalanta and Gerónimo Rulli at Villarreal), is vital for the luck of both in the Champions League. Both teams will fight for a ticket to the round of 16 of the tournament in an area where Manchester United finished as leader.
The English secured first place (they drew 1-1 with the Young Boys of Switzerland in Old trafford), while the Spaniards lead by one point to their opponent on duty (7 against 6). In other words, the Bergamo team only use one victory to qualify for the next round of the Champions League. Otherwise, he will get into the 16th finals of the Europa League. To the Yellow Submarine A draw will be enough to settle in the last 16 of the Champions League.
“Due to the incessant snowfall that falls on Bergamo, UEFA has finally decided to postpone the match between Atalanta and Villarreal until tomorrow, Thursday, at a time to be determined”, was the official statement of the Yellow Submarine on social networks. “The game has been postponed until tomorrow with a schedule to be defined. The access tickets will continue to be valid ”, was the announcement that was shown on the stadium screens Gewiss.
The truth is that the climatic phenomenon left incredible postcards that are worth reviewing.