The charter plane carrying relatives of Real Madrid players was delayed for more than an hour in Spain because of the high number of flights arriving at Cardiff’s airport for the Champions League final against Juventus.
Players’ relatives used social media to talk about the delay.
Spanish daily Marca said the flight was still expected to make it to Cardiff in good time for the final.
Cardiff Airport was at capacity because of the high influx of fans arriving from Spain and Italy.
Trains arriving at Cardiff were packed with Italian and Spanish fans who spent the night in nearby cities because of the limited hotel capacity in the Welsh capital.
Many fans were unable to find a place to stay in Cardiff and had to seek alternatives in neighboring cities, such as Bristol.
“It was impossible to find a place to stay in Cardiff, everything was booked well in advance,” said Real Madrid fan Mario Herrero, who made the trip of about one hour from Bristol into Cardiff. “We had to look for hotels in other cities, it was the only solution.”
Most trains were filled to capacity but there were no reports of problems for fans arriving at Cardiff’s main station.
With a population of just 350,000, Cardiff is one of the smallest cities to host a Champions League final.