Juventus vs Atalanta postponed due to heavy snow despite fans' protests

Serie A giants were due to to take on visitors at 5pm but freezing conditions have caused officials to call it off until a later date


Posted Monday, February 26, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk

JUVENTUS' clash against Atalanta has been postponed due to snow.

Freezing conditions in Turin mean the 5pm kick off has been stopped and will instead be played at a later date.

Juventus vs Atalanta postponed due to heavy snow despite fans' protests
Juventus' clash at home to Atalanta has been postponed until a later date

March 14 has been touted as a possible rescheduled date, according to BT Sport journalist James Horncastle.

But fans were fuming at the decision and booed as an official made the announcement.

Travelling supporters made the 118 mile trip expecting to see their side give the Italian champions a run for their money.

Pictures show the Juventus stadium completely covered with snow as nearly 41,000 fans brave the -3 degree temperatures.

Juventus vs Atalanta postponed due to heavy snow despite fans' protests
Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon talks with the referee and Atalanta defender Rafael Toloi before match is postponed

Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon can be seen discussing with Atalanta skipper Rafael Toloi while the referee decides what to go.

But ultimately ref Maurizio Maiani deemed the pitch unfit to host the Serie A clash.

Juventus are a point behind leaders Napoli with the same number of games played.

Atalanta, meanwhile, are eighth and 13 points clear of breaking into the Champions League spots.

Juventus vs Atalanta postponed due to heavy snow despite fans' protests
Fans brave the freezing conditions in Turin to cheer on their team



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