A sigh of relief: the Olimpico reacted well to the double commitment of the weekend, the rugby test match between Italy e All Blacks and yesterday’s Serie A match between Lazio e Salerno. And now, after the fears and the controversies of recent days (the FIGC had also evaluated the hypothesis of changing the stadium), the Roman turf is preparing to host Italy-Switzerland, match scheduled for Friday and decisive for qualifying for the World Cup.
The fears on the eve of this weekend about the conditions of the ground have not found concrete implications. Also thanks to the work of prevention on Saturday morning. The field was covered with tarps rainproof, and a team of gardeners, workers and maintenance workers worked meticulously during the breaks and at the final whistle of the match between the Azzurri and New Zealanders. A work carried out under the supervision of agronomy specialized, who checked the conditions of the playing surface also on Sunday morning.
The field held up despite the rain
The fears, also fueled by bad weather, had made them fear the worst but the field held up, allowing the players to express themselves at their best. Maurizio Sarri, which in the past had not spared criticism of the Olympic grass (as well as Mourinho), after the 3-0 with Salernitana he did not pronounce himself on the field. An encouraging sign especially in view of the Italy-Switzerland match on Friday: the ground has held up well and one will not be needed rizollatura total.