The match was abandoned after 20 minutes due to the pitch being unplayable. However, why was it started? The pitch was covered in snow/slush/ice and the ball was not rolling properly or bouncing. Both managers were constantly talking the fourth official and complaining about the conditions and the referee also seemed to be in constant contact; he even came over several times. At one stage, it was suggested that he was going to give it five more minutes, but it was obvious that it would not improve (or certainly not by an amount to make a difference) in that time. When it was finally called off, there was lots of booing from the stands.