Vehicles blocked on the M-30 due to the snowfall this Friday in Madrid.OSCAR DEL POZO / .
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This weekend only two games are played out of the nine that were scheduled for matchday 15 of the Women’s Soccer League. The postponements of the Dépor-Betis and the CDEF Logroño-Santa Teresa due to the cases of coronavirus have been joined on Friday night by the suspensions of four more matches due to the snowstorm that hits the Peninsula. A fifth match has been canceled this Saturday due to weather conditions. Due to the storm Filomena, which has collapsed hundreds of roads, Espanyol-Sporting de Huelva, Real Sociedad-Real Madrid, Atlético-Valencia, Madrid CFF-Barça and Sevilla-Rayo will not be played, the last of the postponed clashes. The Competition judge of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has authorized the cancellation of these confrontations by proving the difficulties that visiting teams had to move due to the danger on the roads due to the worst snowfalls so far this century.
At the moment, there are still no dates for any of the postponed crashes. Madrid CFF-Barça was going to be played this Saturday at 12.30; Real Sociedad-Real Madrid, on Sunday at 11.00; Sevilla-Rayo, on Sunday at 12.00; Atlético-Valencia, on Sunday at 1:00 pm; and Espanyol-Sporting de Huelva, on Sunday at 4.30pm. The two matches that are played this day are Levante-Unión Deportiva Granadilla Tenerife, which ended this Saturday with a victory for the Granota club with a goal from Esther González (1-0), and Athletic-Eibar (Sunday, 12.00).
The storm Filomena, which has paralyzed Madrid and has several provinces on red alert, is a blow to Primera Iberdrola, a competition that began with many problems due to the lack of tests – since November 14, antigen tests have been carried out periodically -, with 14 games suspended in the first eight days due to coronavirus cases. Barcelona, for example, has only played 11 games in the first 15 rounds if one takes into account the already canceled clash against Madrid CFF this Saturday in the Spanish capital. With the new cancellations, there will only be two teams of the 18 in the League that have 15 games played in the first 15 days once the weekend is over: Athletic and Unión Deportiva Granadilla Tenerife.
The federation explained at the beginning of the League, that last year it was suspended due to the pandemic – Barça was proclaimed champion, who had not lost a match, and relegation was canceled – that the competition will be void if they are not disputed for a major cause 50% of the parties before July 30. That is, there will be no champion or relegation if half the matches are not played. According to RFEF sources, the institution does not believe that the tournament is in danger, but they are concerned about the lack of dates and how tight the calendar is drawn between now and the end of the season if more cancellations continue to occur. In addition, the Super Cup has yet to take place — next week — the final of the Cup from the previous season, the Cup this year and the Champions League for Barça and Atlético de Madrid.