Originally scheduled for March 2, 2021, the Serie A clash between Lazio-Torino in Matchday 25 did not take place due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Granata side.
Already postponing the game prior against Sassuolo (Matchday 24) for the same reasons, as each club could only postpone one match (as agreed upon at the beginning of the season), it was assumed that Torino would have to make an appearance to face the Biancocelesti; even if this meant fielding their Primavera players.
However, the Granata failed to travel to Rome for the fixture, stating that they were prohibited from leaving by the Local Health Authority in Turin, and Lazio were awarded a 3-0 victory.
While many thought that this would be the end of the story, Lazio president Claudio Lotito was not impressed with the Sports Judge’s decision and launched an appeal to have the outcome reversed.
The president of the High Court of Sport Justice Franco Frattini recently set a court date for these matters (May 13 at 2:00 pm local time).
Despite this news, Sky Sports (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) reports that after the Serie A League Council met today, they decided that the match between Lazio and Torino would be rescheduled for May 18; five days before the end of the Serie A season and before Sassuolo-Lazio and Torino-Benevento.
A few days earlier, Lazio play Roma in the Derby della Capitale and Torino have a match against Spezia.