Spain: Rayo-Real derby sabotaged

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Spain: Rayo-Real derby sabotaged The galactic rival was coming to fight Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, but both sides witnessed a very unusual sight as part of floodlights weren’t working. Despite last-gasp attempts the game had to be postponed.


Local derby between two Madrid-based clubs Rayo Vallecano and Real was planned for 7:30 p.m. last Sunday. However as the matchday preparations started, some of the floodlight lamps refused to light up.

After examination it turned out their cables have been cut to disable the whole system. Despite most lamps working, lacking ones caused insufficient field coverage and forced the game to be postponed.

Rayo chairman Raúl Martín was furious with the sabotage, apologized to all fans who weren’t allowed inside Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas on Sunday and thanked them for patience.

As the fixture took place on Monday 7:45 p.m., Real defeated the home side 2:0.

Meanwhile, Madrid police are investigating the case of vandalism.