Roma’s game at Catania suspended due to rain

Roma’s Serie A game at Catania was suspended halfway through the

second period on Saturday due to heavy rain in the Sicilian

city.

Referee Paolo Tagliavento decided to bring a halt to the match

21 minutes after the interval with the score at 1-1. After waiting

five minutes to see if the rain would ease up, the game was

officially postponed.

Heavy rain had been falling throughout the game and parts of the

Stadio Angelo Massimino pitch were completely sodden.

Similar weather is predicted for Sunday. The rest of the match

will be played either on Feb. 8 or 15., depnding on whether Roma

beats Juventus to qualify for the Italian Cup semifinals.

Nicola Legrottaglie gave Catania the lead in 24th minute before

Daniele De Rossi leveled four minutes later.

Roma is seventh in the Serie A standings, five points above

eighth-placed Catania.