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LaLiga Santander's clubs look to the sky: Storm Filomena threatens the weekend

The warnings have been there for a while, but now storm Filomena has hit the Iberian Peninsula and the Canary Islands. Weather alerts were activated across Spain on Thursday and there are orange warnings in place all across the country, with heavy snowfall, rain, and temperatures as low as -12 degrees predicted.

Spanish football cannot run from the situation, and both LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank could be affected over the weekend.

Real Madrid change their plans

Real Madrid were due to travel to Pamplona on Saturday, as they tend to do on a matchday, ahead of taking on Osasuna. Now, they're planning to leave Madrid at 19:00 CET on Friday to ensure they arrive.

Heavy snow is expected in Pamplona, and the match might not be able to go ahead.

Osasuna's session

Osasuna were unable to train in their usual conditions on Thursday, having returned from their midweek Copa del Rey action that morning.

The squad instead went through the gym and then got to work on their artificial pitches.

Downtown Madrid on high alert

Madrid is one of the hardest hit places by the storm, as could be seen on social media on Thursday where pictures of snow covered stadiums were posted.

Atletico Madrid are due to host Athletic Club on Saturday, while Alcorcon-Albacete and Leganes-Almeria are also scheduled for this weekend.

Snow in Almeria

Leganes' opponents have had to train through the cold and rain, despite Almeria being the European City which has the most hours of sunshine and fewest of rainfall. They'll travel to Madrid on Saturday afternoon.

Indoor sessions

Albacete found their facilities completely covered in snow, as did a number of other clubs. As a result, they worked in their covered complex with artificial grass.

The worst is to come on Saturday

It's thought that things are only going to worsen, and especially on Saturday. LaLiga Santander is left waiting to see what happens this weekend.

Source: Marca / Juan Carlos Díaz / Conor Clancy

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