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Atletico Madrid’s match against Athletic Club has been postponed

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The LaLiga leaders were set to welcome Athletic Club to the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.

Atletico Madrid and Athletic Club have confirmed their LaLiga match has been postponed following a snow storm.

The two clubs were set to lock horns at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in the Spanish capital on Saturday afternoon. A snow storm, however, prevented the plane carrying the Athletic squad from landing in Madrid on Friday.

“The match that we were supposed to play today against Athletic Club at the Wanda Metropolitano (16:15 CET) has been postponed due to the snowstorm in much of the peninsula,” read a statement from Atletico.

“The inclement weather prevented the expedition of the Basque team from traveling to Madrid due to the temporary closure of the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport and, in addition, the travel of our team, referees and club staff to the stadium was not guaranteed to be safe due to the poor condition of the roads in the Community of Madrid.

“Faced with this situation, La Liga has requested this morning the postponement of the meeting to the Professional Competition Committee given the exceptional circumstances caused by inclement weather and the latter has ratified the decision not to play the game today as planned.

“The new date of the meeting will be announced in the next few days.”

Athletic added in their own statement: “The Rojiblancos’ flight took off one hour later than planned under the initial assurance that it would be able to land in Madrid.

“Whilst making the approach to land, after 30 minutes of waiting and without certainty that landing would be possible, the captain recommended returning to Bilbao, where the plane landed safely at 22:00 CET.”

Osasuna and Real Madrid’s LaLiga match on Saturday night is also under threat due to the extreme weather conditions in Spain.