Torrential weather disrupts Serie A fixtures

Genoa-Fiorentina was abandoned at half-time while Roma-Sampdoria was interrupted amid torrential hailstorms.

Torrential weather disrupts Serie A fixtures

Genoa-Fiorentina abandoned

Extreme weather conditions forced the Serie A match-up between Genoa and Fiorentina to be abandoned this afternoon.

Conditions at the Luigi Ferraris were so bad that officials decided not to resume play after half-time with the score level at 0-0. The first-half had been badly disrupted by poor visibility and torrential rain.

Torrential rain forced officials to abandon Genoa's clash with Fiorentina this afternoon

Roma-Sampdoria interrupted by hailstorm

Elsewhere, Roma’s home fixture with Sampdoria was also interrupted after a spectacular downpour inundated the Stadio Olimpico pitch with water. Large puddles were visible across the field at half-time amid a thick barrage of hailstones.

The visitors had taken a 2-1 lead through goals from Fabio Quagliarella and Luis Muriel after Mohamed Salah had opened the scoring for Roma.

The Stadio Olimpico in Rome this afternoon