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Real Madrid’s v Celta Vigo Postponed

Real Madrid’s La Liga game at Celta Vigo on Sunday has been postponed after storms damaged the hosts’ ground. The Estadio Municipal de Balaidos was declared unsafe by Vigo’s city council, its owner, on Saturday.

Abel Caballero, the city’s mayor, had earlier told Spanish media it would be impossible for the game to go ahead as planned. No new date has yet been set.

Real had proposed the fixture be moved to another venue or played in a partially closed Balaidos, but a report from Vigo city council has been the catalyst for LaLiga to make the postponement official.

“According to the City of Vigo report, the agency believes that Estadio Balaidos cannot guarantee the safety of supporters and players for tomorrow’s match,” read an official league statement.

“Therefore, having received this information, LaLiga and Celta Vigo have transferred this report to the RFEF.”

La Liga will propose possible dates to rearrange the game, listening to the opinion of the clubs and the television operators, so that the RFEF can decide, by the proper procedure, to confirm the new date once delegated to the Competition Committee.”

Meanwhile, an announcement is not yet forthcoming over the Wednesday night Copa del Rey semi-final when Celta are due to host Alaves, who have asked for that game to also be called off.