The Primera Iberdrola arrives on this day 17 with a new postponement at Real Madrid due to COVID. After having postponed the derby against Atlético on the first day of the year, the Toril team will not play their momentous match against Granadilla, another of their direct rivals for the European classification. A duel whose schedule (today, 8:00 p.m.) had raised a great stir in the Madrid fans when it coincided with the Classic of the men’s Super Cup.
In total, the number of positives in the white club amounts to thirteen: nine players and four members of the coaching staff, as reported by the Competition Judge. “The magnitude and evolution of the detected outbreak forces the cessation of their sporting activity and, consequently, the postponement of the meeting,” he explained. A fact for which Madrid will add at least 25 days of rest until their next duel, the derby against Rayo on January 16. Later, it will be the Super Cup, in which Barça will be measured in the first women’s ‘Classic’ in this tournament.
After that same period (25 days) without playing a game, Atlético arrives on this day, in which they will visit a Villarreal that stopped being bottom last round after beating Alavés (3-1). The rojiblancas need to add three to keep their position safe in a European fight that remains pending for three of the four games postponed in recent days: Athletic-Atlético, Atlético-Real Madrid and Real Madrid-Granadilla.
For its part, Barça welcomes Sporting de Huelva that has just finished signing its first win this season. The Catalans, who recover Alexia and Jenni after testing negative for COVID, want to remain undefeated on the way to the league title. They also want to keep up their good rhythm Real Sociedad, which remains second after a spectacular streak of eight consecutive games without losing.
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Day 17 of the First Iberdrola
16:00 hours – SD EIBAR – LEVANTE UD
4:00 p.m. – VILLARREAL CF – CLUB ATLÉTICO DE MADRID
5:00 p.m. – SEVILLA FC – RAYO VALLECANO DE MADRID
5:00 p.m. – FC BARCELONA – SPORTING CLUB DE HUELVA
5:30 p.m. – VALENCIA FÉMINAS CF – REAL SOCIEDAD
18:30 hours – DEPORTIVO ALAVÉS – MADRID CFF
7:30 p.m. – ATHLETIC CLUB – REAL BETIS BALOMPIÉ