Real Madrid arrive in Malaga ahead of Supercup game on Thursday

Isco was the main attraction as the players arrived on Monday.
Isco was the main attraction as the players arrived on Monday. / Francis Silva
  • The players will stay at the luxury Gran Hotel Miramar in the city while their opponents Athletic won't arrive until the day before the game

Real Madrid, who were trapped by the storm Filomena in Pamplona, finally arrived in Malaga on Monday afternoon ahead of their Spanish Supercup semi-final against Athletic Club which will take place at La Rosaleda on Thursday.

Faced with travel complications, in the end Los Blancos decided to come to Malaga directly without first returning to Madrid.

The Basque team meanwhile will arrive on Wednesday, just one day before the match.

Zinedine Zidane's team will be staying at the luxury Gran Hotel Miramar, next to La Malagueta beach until at least Thursday, at which point they will either head to Madrid for the final (the other semi-final in Cordoba is between Real Sociedad and Barcelona) or return home.

In the meantime, the team will train at the Ciudad de Málaga athletics stadium on Monday and Tuesday, hoping to try out the pitch at La Rosaleda on Wednesday.

Media frenzy for Isco

The Real Madrid squad, in the city for the first time in two and a half years, arrived to a media frenzy, with particular focus on former Malaga player, the Benalmádena-born Isco.

This could be Isco's last season playing for Los Galácticos with speculation rising that this will be his last season wearing the famous white shirt after his father allegedly said in November that the footballer was considering a move to try a different league.