The cold weather in Madrid made it difficult for the tourists to fly to the Spanish capital for the match on Saturday.
The La Liga match against the Athletic Club of Atletico Madrid has been postponed.
Due to a snowstorm, Athletic was prevented from traveling to the Spanish capital for Saturday’s encounter, prompting officials to call off the game.
A statement from Atletico said, “The match that we were supposed to play today against Athletic Club at the Wanda Metropolitano (set for 16:15) has been postponed due to the snowstorm in much of the peninsula,”
‘The bad weather prevented the Basque team from moving to Madrid due to the temporary closure of the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport and, moreover, because of the poor road conditions in the City of Madrid, the journey of our team, referees and club workers to the stadium was not guaranteed to be safe.’
In the face of this situation, this morning La Liga demanded that the meeting be postponed to the Professional Competition Committee, in the light of the extraordinary circumstances caused by the bad weather, and the latter ratified the decision not to play the game today as scheduled. In the next few days, the new date of the meeting will be announced.
Our fixture 🆚 @Athletic_en has been postponed due to the winter snow in Spain.
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) January 9, 2021
A report from Athletic explained that after being unable to land in Madrid, the plane carrying the squad was asked to turn back to Bilbao.