The all-deciding match in Group F between Atalanta and Villareal on Paramount+ was originally delayed to attempt to clear the fields but English referee Anthony Taylor opted for a postponement when the grounds crew weren’t able to get the field into a playable condition.
It’s a high stakes match with the winner moving on and the loser possibly not even guaranteed of getting into Europa League. Crews have been doing their best to clear the grounds and due to lack of visibility, both the orange ball and red lines have come out to try and improve things. But it wasn’t enough as the match has been postponed until 10:30 a.m. ET on Thursday.
Due to the uncertainty of the conditions in such an important match, the decision to postpone gives both teams the best chance to play on equal footing. While the time is still to be determined, the match will be able to be streamed on Paramount+.