Zinedine Zidane hits out at decision to allow Real Madrid’s clash with Osasuna to go ahead in ‘poor conditions’ from Storm Filomena as he insists draw ‘was ‘not a football match’
- Real Madrid played out a 0-0 LaLiga draw at Osasuna in snowy conditions
- Madrid were hampered by a snowstorm which saw them delayed by four hours
- Result means they failed to usurp rivals Atletico Madrid at the top of the table
- Manager Zinedine Zidane vowed to complain over allowing game to go ahead
Zinedine Zidane has criticised the decision to allow his Real Madrid side’s game to go ahead at Osasuna despite the fixture being severely affected by snowfall.
The Pamplona region in Spain has been hit by an icy front in the last week but Madrid was also hit by a freak snowstorm from Storm Fiomena that delayed Madrid’s journey to the El Sadar Stadium by four hours.
Although the pitch at Osasuna passed an inspection before kick-off there were still patches of snow on the surface as the teams played out a 0-0 draw – with snow even falling during the game.
Zinedine Zidane was furious his Real Madrid side’s game went ahead at Osasuna
Osasuna’s David Garcia (left) vies for the ball with Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio on Saturday
After the game, a furious Zidane claimed he would launch a complaint over the game being allowed to go ahead.
‘It was not a football match and that is the feeling we have after what happened,’ he told Marca.
‘It was not a football match and it should have been suspended.
‘I will complain about game going ahead as the conditions were not good.’
Surrounded by small patches of snow, Lucas Vazquez looks on during the goalless draw
Ground staff worked tirelessly at the El Sadar to ensure the pitch would pass inspection
The result comes as a huge blow for Madrid with the draw only good enough to take them within a point of city rivals Atletico Madrid when when they had the opportunity to go top.
Atletico were also hit hard by snow but the storm that hit the Spanish capital meant their game with Athletic Bilbao was called off on Saturday.
As a result Diego Simeone’s side remain top by a point but have three games in hand with all of their main rivals.
The Pamplona region in Spain has been hit by severe icy weather for the past week
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