"Before the start of the game and when we were on the field home fans behind the goal defended by Bilbao threw numerous snowballs towards the goal, some of them hitting the goalkeeper."
Referee Cesar Muniz Fernandez
's match report explains that the snow in Spain fell mainly on Athletic Bilbao keeper Gorka Iraizoz
, forcing Muniz Fernandez
briefly suspend the Atletico Madrid-hosted Spanish La Liga game. The snow-ball launchers heeded a warning from the PA system and the and Bilbao enjoyed a 3-2 win. (Reuters)