No free date for postponed game if Madrid and Celta reach finals

CELTA - REAL MADRID

No free date for postponed game if Madrid and Celta reach finals

Celta - Real Madrid

LALO R. VILLAR

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After the Celta Vigo - Real Madrid game at Balaidoes was called off due to bad weather, the teams may have to wait until the end of the season if both reach their respective European finals.

Celta Vigo - Real Madrid schedule problem

The Celta Vigo - Real Madrid match, postponed due to storm damage to Balaídos, may not be played until 17 May if both clubs reach their respective European finals.

The first date on which the LaLiga game could be rescheduled is March 14-15, but only if Celta are knocked out of the Europa League by Shaktar Donetsk in the Round of 32.

Celta Vigo - Real Madrid date depends on European success, or failure

If Real Madrid are eliminated from the Champions League Last 16 by Napoli, and Celta are also knocked out of the Europa League, then a possible date would be April 11-12. If the clubs do progress, but not to the final the other possible dates would be: 18/19 April, 2/3 or 9/10 May.

If Celta Vigo and Real Madrid go all the way

If both teams go all the way then there will be no dates left in the official football calendar, meaning an alternative date would have to be arranged, with 17 May being the first possibility.

First double postponement for Real Madrid

Following the postponement of the game at Balaidos due to severe weather conditions, this is the first time that Los Blancos have had two matches called off in the same season since the 1999/00 season.

Real Madrid v Valencia 

Madrid’s match with Valencia had to be rescheduled when Zidane’s side made the final of the FIFA Club World Cup in December. That fixture will be replayed on February 22, though the kick-off time is yet to be announced.

The damaged Balaidos roof

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