Rayo Vallecano Real Madrid Match Delayed as Fans Cut Power
The match was originally scheduled for a 3:30 EST start time, but roughly 45 minutes before kickoff stories began breaking that lightening around Vallecas had caused power to go out, causing the match to be delayed.
However, it was later learned that fans had allegedly cut power to the the stadium and forced the game to be postponed.
Officials negotiated a postponement that will now see the match played tomorrow evening at 9:00 pm UK time, according to Canal+.
It's not official yet, but the match has—at best—been delayed a few hours.
Rayo Vallecano officials have until 9:00 pm UK time to announce whether they will play the match tonight or tomorrow.
Please stay tuned!
It appears the match will not be played today, folks. Rayo fans have cut power to the stadium allegedly boycotting the price of tickets.
This would obviously be a huge development as the current economic problems in Spain and La Liga continue to boil onto the pitch.
#LigaBBVA Yáñez, managing director of Rayo: "We are in negociations with de football federation, there's options to play tomorrow."— Liga BBVA English (@LigaBBVA_ENG) September 23, 2012
It appears that vandals have cut the power lines in Vallecas, believed to be part of a boycott against Real Madrid. More to follow.
Boycott from someone at Vallecas. cables from lights at stadium been cut and the Rayo-Real Madrid is at best delayed. Public waiting outside— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) September 23, 2012
Stay tuned Madridistas!
We've gotten word that the match will be delayed due to 'floodlight issues'. It seems heavy rains have led to lighting problems with fans not being allowed in just yet.
Not sure how long the delay will last, but stay tuned.
Welcome to Bleacher Report's continued live coverage of the 2012-2013 La Liga season!
Tonight I will be here to take you through the Madrid derby between Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid.
Los Vallecanos are coming off a 4-3 loss to Atletico while the defending Spanish champions are looking to rebound after a 1-0 loss to Sevilla.
The starting lineups will be announced soon and I will provide you with those as soon as they are.
Once again, welcome. I look forward to hearing from you throughout the match.
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