Atletico Madrid’s La Liga fixture against Sevilla at the Metropolitan Stadium has been postponed due to the heavy rainstorm forecast in Madrid.
Madrid City Council and the Mayor of Madrid had asked citizens to stay at home unless necessary following the red alert warning from AEMET, the Spanish government’s weather forecast agency, while all public and sports facilities were closed.
The decision was made following discussions between La Liga, the Spanish Football Association (RFEF), Spain’s High Council for Sport (CSD) and the two clubs.
An Atletico Madrid statement read: “La Liga has decided to postpone the match against Sevilla at 18:30 at the Civitas Metropolitano due to the bad weather forecast for this afternoon. The Madrid City Council issued a public notice recommending to avoid travelling due to the forecast of heavy rain and the AEMET raised the situation to red alert due to the worsening of the weather forecast.
“Taking into account all these conditions and, after holding talks with the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the Higher Sports Council and both clubs, LaLiga has taken the decision to postpone the match.”
The game had been scheduled to kick off at 6:30pm local time and supporters were first alerted to the possibility of a postponement by the clubs just after 1pm.
A new date and time for the fixture will be confirmed in due course.
Atletico Madrid sit third in La Liga after taking seven points from their first three league matches, while Sevilla are bottom on zero points.
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Mario Cortegana Santos is a Football Writer for The Athletic covering Real Madrid. He has followed Los Blancos since 2019 at Diario AS, Goal.com and MARCA. He usually appears on Gol TV and is a main collaborator in the YouTube show The Four Amigos Podcast. He has covered the EURO 2020 and Qatar 2022. Follow Mario on Twitter @MarioCortegana