Another postponement in First
Although it is not yet official, the Cope anticipates that the League has decided to postpone the match between Elche and Getafe until Monday in order to ensure that the Madrid team can reach Alicante. We recall that this morning the postponement of Atlético-Athletic was made official, scheduled for this afternoon at 4.15 pm.
Official postponement in the Endesa League. The Urbas Fuenlabrada-MoraBanc Andorra that was to be played this Saturday was initially moved to tomorrow, but the ACB has just announced that it will not be played on Sunday either and a new date is pending.
The acb will soon communicate the new date for the dispute of the meeting.#LigaEndesa
– Endesa League (@ACBCOM) January 9, 2021
Suspensions are accumulating in the Second Division, a category in which trips are usually by bus, so the poor condition of the roads greatly complicates the teams’ movements. It is not the case of the derby between Salamanca UDS and Unionistas that must be played this Sunday, a duel for which a postponement has been requested.
OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION |
– Salamanca UDS (@SalamancaCFUDS) January 9, 2021
The First Division League match this Saturday will open in half an hour at Sánchez Pizjuan. Sevilla-Real Sociedad will be played without any problem.
Another postponement in the bronze category. Albacete is one of the provinces most affected by the effects of Filomena and this Sunday Villarrobledo-Mérida will not be able to be played.
LAST MINUTE: The competition judge has just notified us that tomorrow’s match against the @Merida_AD is SUSPENDED due to weather conditions.
— CP Villarrobledo (@CPVillarrobledo) January 9, 2021
New suspension of Second Division B, the match that was to be played this Sunday in Madrid between Dux Internacional and Poblense is officially postponed.
– DUX International of Madrid (@interdemadrid) January 9, 2021
The game scheduled for this Saturday between Osasuna and Real Madrid remains in principle for 9:00 p.m., although the white team has asked the League to advance the schedule in anticipation of a possible snowfall in the Navarrese capital. This was the lawn of El Sadar at 11.00, the state of grass that would allow the dispute of the match. The passing of the hours can complicate the picture.
This is how the grass is in El Sadar (11: 00h)
– Football in Movistar + (@MovistarFutbol) January 9, 2021
Three Second Division matches, postponed
Three postponements in Second Division matches: Mirandés-Rayo Vallecano, Alcorcón-Albacete and Leganés-Almería. The date on which they will finally be disputed is not known.
Suspensions in Second B
Atlético Baleares has officially announced that its Second Division B match that was due to play this Sunday against the Getafe subsidiary has been postponed. In the same category, Salamanca UD has requested the postponement of tomorrow’s match against Compostela due to the state of the Helmántico Stadium
Also suspensions in the Autonomous Community of La Rioja. The problems that Filomena is generating extend throughout the geography of Spanish sport.
⚠️⚠️ NOTICE | All matches of the day today SATURDAY afternoon in National Youth League GºV are suspended for ❄️❄️:@cdsanmarcial–@CDBerceo@EDFL_oficial–@CDTEDEON@Naxaracd–@cf_yague@CDAlfaro–@cdcalahorra
– Riojan Football Federation (@fedriojafutbol) January 9, 2021
Suspensions also arrive in lower category football. Yesterday it was the Madrid Federation that announced the suspension of matches, today it is the Aragonese that has made the decision.
– Aragonese Football Federation (@futbolaragon) January 9, 2021
Also the female students
The Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) has confirmed the suspension of Movistar Estudiantes and Araski, from the Endesa Women’s League, which were to be played this afternoon.
Getafe and Leganés suspend their training sessions today
The two teams have a game on Sunday, so they had training sessions scheduled for today. However, the conditions of their training grounds are not the best and they have decided to suspend them. As for their matches, they will depend on how ‘Filomena’ evolves and if displacements are possible. Getafe has to travel by plane to Alicante on Sunday morning while the pepineros wait for Almería.
Madrid asks for a time changeReal Madrid have asked to play the match against Osasuna at the El Sadar stadium at 4.15pm, the schedule of the suspended Atlético-Athletic Club, but still has no response from LaLiga. The match is still scheduled for 21.00 because the Osasuna stadium is in good condition to play.
Confirmed: Estudiantes-Zaragoza postponed
The postponement of Estudiantes-Zaragoza is confirmed, which will finally be played on Tuesday 12 at 8:30 p.m.
Difficulties also in the ACB
Of all the encounters of the Endesa League planned for this day the one that is most in danger of not being disputed is Movistar Estudiantes-Zaragoza. In fact, its postponement could be announced in a few minutes as confirmed by ABC from sources close to the ACB and both clubs. For the rest of the day, all the teams that have to play today are already at their destinations and those that have to travel today have affordable trips a priori. It is not ruled out that there may be, yes, some change in the arbitration appointment.
The Spain-Croatia handball, suspended
Within the framework of EHF Eurocup 2022, both teams were going to star at the WiZink Center in great news for Spanish sport: the return of the public to the stands. Up to 3,000 fans would have been able to access the imposing Madrid venue (about 1,500 tickets had already been sold). However, the storm has ruined the game, which is canceled as the weather conditions prevent the Croatian team from moving to the capital of Spain.
Madrid flies indignant
Better luck ran the Real Madrid as soon as he was able to reach his destination, Pamplona, where tonight he must play against Osasuna if the weather permits. However, in Barajas, Zidane and his family had to endure several hours of waiting inside the plane with the uncertainty of whether they could finally travel safely or not, or whether their trip would be definitively canceled. In the end they were able to fly, but with considerable anger at LaLiga’s way of managing the situation.
One of the images of yesterday’s matchday was starred by the Rayo Vallecano players during their trip to Miranda de Ebro, where they had to face Mirandés today in a match that has finally been postponed. The Madrid team was traveling by road but was trapped by poor road conditions in the region, which made any movement impossible and ended up trapping a good number of drivers. In the mousetrap that became the roads of the Community of Madrid, the players of the franjirrojo team even abandoned their bus to help some of the drivers affected by the snow.
Athletic could not land in Madrid
The first suspension announced today could already be sensed yesterday, after the Athletic Club de Bilbao expedition had to return to the Basque Country after flying over Madrid for half an hour and not being able to land his plane at the airport in the capital, where he had to face Atlético. Initially, the Bilbao club was expected to try to resume its trip today, but LaLiga has announced in a statement the definitive suspension of the match. It is not official, but there is talk of the possibility of it being played on March 10, despite being a Champions date.
Sport suffers the scourge of Filomena
The force of the storm ‘Filomena‘begins to wreak havoc in the world of sports. If this Friday it was announced that non-professional football stopped in the Community of Madrid, the postponement of crashes such as Mirandés-Rayo Vallecano or Alcorcón-Albacete, or that up to five Iberdrola League matches were suspended, this Saturday the news in this regard continue to occur.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism