Heavy rain before kick-off forces Genoa derby to be called off

Referee Gianluca Rocchi
Referee Gianluca Rocchi decided the pitch at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris was unplayable.

Italy's Serie A derby between city rivals Sampdoria and Genoa was postponed shortly after the scheduled start on Saturday evening following heavy rain in Genoa.

The kick-off, scheduled for 19.45 GMT at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, was delayed by match officials.

After a 20-minute wait, match referee Gianluca Rocchi tested the waterlogged surface and called the game off.

It may now be played on Sunday at 14.00 GMT.

Line-ups

Sampdoria

  • 2VivianoBooked at 17mins
  • 29De Silvestri
  • 26Silvestre
  • 5Romagnoli
  • 19Regini
  • 30Acquah
  • 17PalomboSubstituted forDuncanat 67'minutes
  • 14ObiangBooked at 76mins
  • 21SorianoBooked at 40minsSubstituted forMurielat 72'minutes
  • 9Okaka
  • 23ÉderBooked at 73minsSubstituted forEto'oat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mesbah
  • 6Duncan
  • 8Correa
  • 18Bergessio
  • 22Rizzo
  • 24Muriel
  • 25Coda
  • 27Djordjevic
  • 32Marchionni
  • 33Romero
  • 77Wszolek
  • 99Eto'o

Genoa

  • 1Perin
  • 14RoncagliaBooked at 26mins
  • 8Burdisso
  • 4De Maio
  • 88Rincón
  • 33Kucka
  • 91Bertolacci
  • 21Andrade dos SantosSubstituted forBergdichat 75'minutes
  • 24FalqueSubstituted forIzzoat 88'minutes
  • 10Perotti
  • 11NiangSubstituted forBorrielloat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Tambe
  • 5Izzo
  • 16Lestienne
  • 18Bergdich
  • 19Pavoletti
  • 22Borriello
  • 23Lamanna
  • 38Mandragora
  • 39Sommariva
  • 93Laxalt
Referee:
Gianluca Rocchi
Attendance:
30,595

Match Stats

Home TeamSampdoriaAway TeamGenoa
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home9
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home18
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Sampdoria 1, Genoa 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sampdoria 1, Genoa 1.

Attempt missed. Juraj Kucka (Genoa) right footed shot from very close range is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

Attempt saved. Andrea Bertolacci (Genoa) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Juraj Kucka.

Juraj Kucka (Genoa) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Diego Perotti with a cross following a set piece situation.

Armando Izzo (Genoa) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Vasco Regini (Sampdoria).

Foul by Andrea Bertolacci (Genoa).

Pedro Obiang (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Juraj Kucka (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Afriyie Acquah (Sampdoria).

Hand ball by Armando Izzo (Genoa).

Diego Perotti (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lorenzo De Silvestri (Sampdoria).

Substitution

Substitution, Genoa. Armando Izzo replaces Iago Falque.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Mattia Perin (Genoa) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Pedro Obiang (Sampdoria) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Marco Borriello (Genoa).

Matías Silvestre (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sampdoria. Samuel Eto'o replaces Éder.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Diego Perotti (Genoa) because of an injury.

Delay in match Lorenzo De Silvestri (Sampdoria) because of an injury.

Marco Borriello (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matías Silvestre (Sampdoria).

Substitution

Substitution, Genoa. Marco Borriello replaces M'Baye Niang.

Corner, Genoa. Conceded by Matías Silvestre.

Attempt blocked. Andrea Bertolacci (Genoa) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tomás Rincón.

Booking

Pedro Obiang (Sampdoria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sebastien De Maio (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pedro Obiang (Sampdoria).

Substitution

Substitution, Genoa. Zakarya Bergdich replaces Edenilson.

Nicolas Burdisso (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefano Okaka (Sampdoria).

Booking

Éder (Sampdoria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Edenilson (Genoa) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Éder (Sampdoria).

Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Juraj Kucka.

Substitution

Substitution, Sampdoria. Luis Muriel replaces Roberto Soriano.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus24176151133857
2Roma23138236171947
3Napoli23126542301242
4Fiorentina23108535231238
5Lazio23114838261237
6Genoa239863528735
7Sampdoria2381142926335
8Palermo238963737033
9Torino238872624232
10Inter Milan238873730732
11AC Milan237973330330
12Sassuolo2361162933-429
13Udinese237792631-528
14Empoli2341272227-524
15Chievo2366111827-924
16Hellas Verona2366112642-1624
17Atalanta2458112135-1423
18Cagliari2348113043-1320
19Cesena2337132345-2216
20Parma2332182047-2710
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