By CAPosts 13 January, 2021 - 07:41am 73 views
The match of the 19th round of the Euroleague between Real Madrid and the Red Star of Belgrade, which was scheduled to be played tonight at the WiZink Center, has been suspended due to the inability of the Serbian team to land in the capital of Spain.
The Red Star flight did not receive authorization from the Spanish airport authorities to land at Aldolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas airport due to the exceptional weather conditions of these days and the limitations established by the effects of the Filomena storm. The number of takeoffs and landings at the Madrid airport is limited after the heavy snowfall registered between Friday and last Saturday. The Euroleague will evaluate with the affected teams the best possible options to reschedule the game on the available dates and will announce it in the coming days.
Uncompromising phenomena stand in the way of the normal development of the competition. From the pandemic to the storm. After the crisis of mid-October, when a wave of contagions in Zenit, Khimki and Asvel forced to change the regulations and protocols, the Euroleague had managed to close the first round with only three games pending - Asvel-Olympiacos (January 19), Zenit-Panathinaikos (February 17) and Zenit-Armani (February 22) -. The health protocol was reviewed and tweaked up to four times, the Euroleague also contacted the Russian league (VTB) so that it could take measures to focus on targeting cases in the country, and the tournament set the course. Between October 12 and 23, nine meetings were suspended (six due to positive cases in one of the teams and three because they were in the quarantine period) and in November another three, up to a total of 12. But since the outbreak detected in Olympiacos that same month, which forced the postponement of their matches against Barça and Asvel, had not registered any more cancellation in almost two months of competition. Now the consequences of the storm Filomena inaugurate a new obstacle for the tournament.
Real Madrid, which already suffered the postponement of its Endesa League match last weekend against UCAM Murcia due to the positives in the rival team, disputes its next Euroleague meeting this Friday in Munich against Bayern. At this time in Germany the weather conditions are similar to those in Madrid and there is no forecast of heavy snowfall until Monday. Throughout the morning, the postponement of the match that was going to face the whites with Obradoiro was also known, on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at the Fontes do Sar in Santiago, due to the outbreak of covid-19 that affects the Galician team.