January 27, 2021

Real Madrid boss Zidane frustrated after goalless La Liga clash at Osasuna due to snowstorm

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Real Madrid boss Zidane frustrated after goalless La Liga clash at Osasuna due to snowstorm

Real Madrid missed the opportunity going back on top of La Liga after a goalless draw concluded at Osasuna as the game still continued despite the heavy snowstorm landed in Spain, leaving Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane furious afterwards.

From his post-match press conference, Zidane said: “We played because we were ordered to play.

“It wasn’t anything close to professional football game for me.

“In the end, the conditions were very difficult.

“That’s my answer about the feelings after all that happened these two days.

“Now we don’t even know when we’ll be back in Madrid.”

The 0-0 draw leaves Real Madrid a point behind leaders Atletico Madrid, who are three games in hand over their city rivals.

With the heavy weather conditions, Real had attempted to have the match moved from 9pm local time to midday on Saturday, wherein the snow was forecasted to be light.

Zidane’s frustrations were compounded when rivals Atletico had their home game against Athletic Bilbao postponed after the visitors were unable to land at the capital’s Barajas Airport.

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More than two feet of snow fell in Spain – the most in a 24-hour period since records began in 1971, now labeled as Spain’s “most intense storm in the past 50 years”.

The game still continued but both sides struggled to create many clear-cut chances, as a result, only three shots on target between them.

Real’s Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos both had goals disallowed for Benzema offside.

Their Spanish Super Cup preparations have also been misaligned after being forced to spend Saturday night in Pamplona, with Barajas not expected to reopen to incoming flights until at least Sunday afternoon.

Zidane’s side take on Athletic Bilbao in Malaga on Thursday, while Clasico rivals Barcelona face Real Sociedad in the competition’s other semi-final on Wednesday.

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