The derby clash at Estadio de Vallecas in Madrid was scrapped on Sunday evening after the blackout, leaving fans stranded outside, and the clubs agreed to try again at 7:45 pm (1745 GMT) yesterday.

Real Madrid players wait in the tunnel after the floodlights blew out before Sunday’s La Liga match at Estadio Teresa Rivero. Pic/Getty Images

“We suffered sabotage, an attack. We are facing a new kind of terrorism, football terrorism,” said Rayo Vallecano chairman Raul Martin Presa.

“We have never seen anything like this at a club.”