Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Serie A fixture changes for Week 37 & 38

The Sampdoria-Juventus match on the final day of the Serie A season has been brought forward on the request of the Italian government.

Traditionally in Italy, the final four rounds of the season are all played simultaneously on a Sunday afternoon but the game in Genoa on Sunday 18 May has been moved forward to the Saturday due to the celebrations that will be held in the city for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI.

As a result of this change, all other matches that have an interest in the outcome of the Sampdoria-Juventus game will be moved to the Saturday too. This will mean all fixtures that involve teams in contention for European places will be affected on the final day.

A similar process will take place a week earlier if Fiorentina progress to the UEFA Cup final. The Lega Calcio have decided that the Viola's Week 37 match at home against Parma will be moved to Saturday 10 May to give them more preparation time for a possible European final in Manchester on Wednesday 14 May.

Again, all other matches that have related interest will be moved to the Saturday. This will include all fixtures that involve teams who are fighting for European places and trying to avoid relegation.

Kick-off times are yet to be announced but they will all start at the same time. Check the kick-off times page for further details.

Week 37
Saturday May 10 (kick-off times TBA): Fiorentina v Parma (TBC), and all other related matches from Sunday May 11 (TBC).
Sunday May 11 (all 1400 UK time): Fiorentina v Parma, Genoa v Lazio, Inter v Siena, Juventus v Catania, Livorno v Torino, Napoli v Milan, Palermo v Sampdoria, Reggina v Empoli, Roma v Atalanta, Udinese v Cagliari.

UEFA Cup Final
Wednesday May 14 (1945 UK time): Bayern Munich/Zenit St. Petersburg v Glasgow Rangers/Fiorentina.

Week 38
Saturday May 17 (kick-off times TBA): Sampdoria v Juventus (confirmed), and all other related matches from Sunday May 18 (TBC).
Sunday May 18 (all 1400 UK time): Atalanta v Genoa, Cagliari v Reggina, Catania v Roma, Empoli v Livorno, Lazio v Napoli, Milan v Udinese, Parma v Inter, Siena v Palermo, Torino v Fiorentina.

Source: Lega Calcio

No comments:

Post a Comment