La Liga: Snowstorm Forces Postponement Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao

La Liga: Snowstorm Forces Postponement Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao

The Spanish football federation postponed Saturdays match between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao due to a blizzard that has shut down the Spanish capital.

Bilbao was to play at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Saturday afternoon, but the Basque club was unable to travel to Madrid as planned.

The plane carrying Bilbao’s team turned around and returned to Bilbao after Madrid’s airport was forced to shut down on Friday night due to the snowfall and wintry weather.

The federation said that a new date for the match will be determined.

Atletico leads the league by two points ahead of Real Madrid.

The blizzard has blanketed large parts of Spain with snow, blocking traffic and leaving thousands of people trapped in cars or in train stations and airports that have suspended all services.