Lazio vs. AC Milan to kick off late after flash flooding in Italy

Sunday's Serie A clash between Lazio and AC Milan has been put back an hour due to storms that hit Italy over the weekend.

It was originally reported that the game had been postponed, following on from Saturday's fixture between Sampdoria and Roma that was called off 24 hours beforehand due to the predicted storms.

But Milan announced at 1.38 p.m. CET that the decision had been taken to push the kick off back an hour from its scheduled time, and the match will now begin at 4 p.m. local time.

The pitch at the Stadio Olimpico was protected with plastic sheeting with the torrential rain forecast, while Rome suffered electrical blackouts over the weekend.