2 more Serie A matches postponed due to snow


ROME (AP) -- Inter Milan's Serie A match at Roma on Saturday was postponed due to a rare snowstorm in the capital.

It began snowing near midday Friday in Rome and the cobblestone streets were covered with slush, prompting the local police chief to call off the match.

Saturday's other match, Cesena vs. Catania, was also postponed, with 60 centimeters (two feet) of snow having fallen at the Dino Manuzzi stadium.

There have now been six games postponed this week due to the ongoing snowstorm in central and northern Italy.

The other matches canceled were: Parma-Juventus on Tuesday; and Atalanta vs. Genoa, Bologna vs. Fiorentina, and Siena vs. Catania on Wednesday

No new dates for the matches have been announced yet.

Also, AC Milan's match against Napoli at the San Siro on Sunday has been moved from an 8:45 p.m. start to 3 p.m. to avoid icy conditions at night.

One match that was played amid the snow, Inter vs. Palermo on Wednesday, finished in a 4-4 draw.