It is not the sort of thing you expect to see in the Spanish capital.

Madrid is a city more famous for hot days and sultry nights so you can imagine the surprise when snow hit the old town on Monday morning.

The European champions were certainly taken aback by the snow. So much so, that training was forced to be cancelled due to the unforgiving conditions, according to Marca.

At least, we think that is the case. And not just an excuse to celebrate Cristiano Ronaldo’s 33rd birthday.