AS Roma's Serie A match at home to Parma today has been abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch. They had played just short of ten minutes before referee Andrea De Marco halted proceedings, with the players not looking too keen to continue. And understandably so:
Football: Conditions almost impossible in Rome for Roma vs Parma. But, for now, it's live on BT Sport 1 pic.twitter.com/mAs6gR1R1d— BT Sport (@btsport) February 2, 2014
Actually playing football was pretty much impossible in the conditions, with the ball sticking to the pitch like velcro. With this game having much at stake for both sides -- Roma being in the hunt for the scudetto and Parma chasing their European dream -- it makes sense that the referee called the game off.
Roma are currently six points adrift of league leaders Juventus in the Serie A table, while Parma are a point off the final Europa League place after three consecutive victories.