Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Snowball attack halts Atletico Madrid game
by Paul Kennedy, January 12th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[SPAIN] Bad weather played havoc with league action across Europe -- games were postponed in England and France -- and Atletico Madrid's La Liga match against Athletic Bilbao in March was stopped when Atletico fans bombarded Athletic goalie Gorka Iraizoz with snowballs.

Fans had begun the barrage before the game and were warned by the  PA announcer to stop.

In the fifth minute, referee Cesar Muniz Fernandez was forced to stop the game for a minute because of the continuous throwing of snowballs.

Atletico lost, 3-2, after taking an early lead. The result put increasing pressure on its Mexican coach, Javier Aguirre.

Elsewhere, Barcelona maintained its 12-point lead when Lionel Messi scored in the 84th minute to complete its comeback and give it a 3-2 win over last-place Osasuna.

Osasuna pulled ahead, 2-1, in the second half on goals by Miguel Flano and Walter Pandiani and led until Xavi, making his 300th league appearance, equalized in the 80th minute.

Four minutes later, Messi won the game with a thunderous strike for his 11th goal of the season.

Barca needs only one point in its next game to break the record it now shares with Real Madrid for points at the halfway point of the season (47). It has 15 wins and two ties since losing its opening game.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Fatigued Red Bulls ride momentum into semis    
[MLS PLAYOFF PREVIEW] By the time New York and D.C. United kick off their two-game, Eastern ...
Crew and Revs roll into playoffs on hot streaks    
[MLS PLAYOFF PREVIEW] How much has the world changed since Columbus and New England met in ...
Republic FC's Vukovic and Stewart will return in 2015    
[USL PRO] Nemanja Vukovic, the 2014 USL PRO Defender of the Year, and forward Thomas Stewart, ...
Minnesota seeks double, Strikers aim for playoffs    
[NASL: Week 17] The fall champion -- Minnesota or San Antonio -- but most important for ...
Steven Gerrard: What They're Saying    
"He scored 31 goals and was voted best player in the hardest league in the world. ...
New Klinsmann concerns about European contingent    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann raised new concerns about the state of his ...
Familiar Western foes face off once again    
[MLS PLAYOFF PREVIEW] Only once in the past five seasons has there been an MLS Cup ...
Wright-Phillips strikes twice to knock out defending champ    
[MLS PLAYOFFS] Both of the league's two scorers came through in their head-to-head playoff meeting Thursday ...
Savarese: Raul is still hungry to achieve things    
[NASL] The New York Cosmos have signed Spanish superstar Raul. He signed a multi-year contract as ...
Complete MLS playoff schedule    
[DATEBOOK] The MLS playoffs continue with two games on Saturday and two on Sunday as they ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives