Atletico Madrid star had to borrow a Fiat Panda 4X4 after storm hit Spain

Can't beat the old Panda, can you?

Belgian footballer Yannick Carrasco, who currently plays for Atletico Madrid in Spain, was forced to borrow his neighbour's Fiat Panda 4X4 after Storm Filomena wreaked havoc in the Spanish capital.

Carrasco (who earns £180,000 a week at Atletico Madrid) had to use the plucky 1990 off-roader to get the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in time for training and he also gave a ride to his teammates Šime Vrsaljko and Thomas Lemar. Footage of the unusual sight was uploaded on social media by Marcos Llorente, who also plays for Atletico Madrid.

Filomena hit the Spanish capital a few days ago in what The Guardian described as the "worst snowstorm in 50 years".

"There was a great job from all the employees who work on the playing field so that the field is available today so that we can work," said Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone. "We came in vans. Obviously, the main highways and roads are fine, but in Madrid urbanisations are difficult to get out of".

It just goes to show, when the going gets tough, you can't really can't beat a cheap and cheerful Panda from the days of old.

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Comments (5)

  • I guess none of them chintzy snowflake high performance SUVs can handle the weather? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      8 days ago
  • Panda 4x4 has been my very first car and I've been able to go everywhere with it... snow, sand. Also probably one of the most uncomfortable cars ever but when you are young and broke you don't care about it :D

      7 days ago
  • A friend of mine in scotland keeps a old panda 4x4 just for this type of weather it belonged to his grandfather. He loves using it to drive past all the BMWs and Mercs stuck on the hills.

      7 days ago
  • My first car. It was amazing as long as the distributor cap didn't get wet! Annoyed quite a few road workers by offroading and getting around their roadworks!

      7 days ago
  • Very underrated little car, it is just a fun car with great capabilities Pitt the original had crap steel supply from Russia!!

      7 days ago