Reuters / Vincent West
The Real Madrid mission was unable to return to the Spanish capital, after traveling to Pamplona to play its match against Osasuna (0-0), yesterday, Saturday, due to bad weather and snowfall several days ago.
The “Philomena” storm led to the closure of main and secondary roads, and forced the Spanish authorities to close some airports, including Barajas airport, where the Real Madrid mission waited for more than 3 hours to travel to the city of Pamplona for the 18th round match of the Spanish Football League. The foot.
The airport authorities confirmed, after a meeting this evening, Sunday, to Real Madrid’s management that they would not be able to return to Madrid, so that the royal club decided to cancel the idea of returning to its stronghold, and going directly to the city of Malaga.
It is assumed that Real Madrid will play, next Thursday, the semi-final match of the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Bilbao, at the “La Rosaleda” stadium.
The Real Madrid team will travel to Malaga tomorrow morning, Monday, and the team will stay in the “Miramar” hotel. So far, Zinedine Zidane, the “Merengue” coach, has not decided the possibility of running training on Monday evening, or waiting until Tuesday morning.
And Real Madrid officials tried until the last minute to return to Madrid on Sunday, but it was impossible.
Jose Abalos, the Spanish Minister of Transport, indicated that Real Madrid’s travel to “Pamplona” is due to the pilot.
And Real Madrid’s stay for another night is a disturbing matter for the players of the royal club, amid their anger from the start at what happened to them at the airport, and this is what appeared in the statements of Thibaut Courtois, the Merengue goalkeeper, criticizing the League, saying: “We are not puppets, and we know that if We did not attend, we would lose the three points, but they only had to look at the roads and airports, and how they were doing under the difficult weather conditions. “
Sources from the Royal Club confirmed that players cannot leave their building, due to the application of the LaLiga protocol regarding Corona virus procedures.