As you may have seen on the news and social media, while the pandemic continues to wreak havoc with English football, a new threat to the already jam-packed schedule reared its head over in Spain: snow!
Storm Filomena has left much of the country under a white blanket with up to 20 inches(!!!) falling on the capital of Madrid alone between Friday and Saturday.
The unprecedented levels of snowfall saw videos surface online of people skiing through Madrid’s plazas, while Atletico Madrid’s weekend fixture with Athletic Club was postponed.
Real Madrid, however, who were forced to wait for three hours on a frozen runway, were made to play out a chilly goalless draw at Osasuna, much to Zinedine Zidane’s disapproval.
Not everyone was too put out by the historic blizzard however, with several of the capital’s biggest footballing names getting a chance to go out and play…
Thomas Lemar (Atletico Madrid):
Koke (Atletico Madrid):
Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid):
Diego Conde (Leganes):
And of course, Sergio Ramos. There’s always one, isn’t there…
Real Madrid and Ramos have travelled to Malaga on Monday ahead of their Wednesday night Supercopa fixture against Athletic Club on Thursday.
Atleti, who now have three games in hand thanks to the latest postponement at the top of the table, face Sevilla at home in the first of those fixtures on Tuesday – weather permitting.
Diego Simeone’s players have been training at home since the weekend’s postponement with access to the club facilities difficult.