GONE FOR A SONG
La Liga have brought Villarreal’s final league match against Real Madrid forward due to the Eurovision Song Contest – and that won’t be music to Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s ears.
The Spanish side were due to face Zinedine Zidane’s team on Sunday, May 23 but the match will now take place the day before.
All LaLiga fixtures have been moved to avoid clashing with the annual ‘song’ competition – which starts on Saturday at 8pm UK time.
Most games will now take place at 5pm and, as Atletico Madrid and local rivals Real can both still win the title, they will play at the same time.
Villarreal had asked for the game to be moved to Saturday to give them an extra day to prepare for the Europa League final against Manchester United on Wednesday, May 26.
Today’s news will please the Spanish club but will frustrate the Red Devils, who face Wolves in their final Premier League game on Sunday afternoon.
One United fan wrote on Twitter: “Nice of LaLiga to move Villarreal’s game back a day… no such consideration from the Premier League for United, though.”