Real Madrid have traveled to the arctic tundra of Moscow to begin their Champions League round of 16 tie against CSKA and the sub-zero temperatures appear to have frozen Kaka solid.
Said Jose Mourinho (via Reuters):
"Minus 10 (degrees Celsius) outside is not the same as a plus 15," Mourinho told reporters in reference to the sub-zero temperatures in the Russian capital.
"Then you must play on a plastic pitch, which is not easy, especially in cold weather."
The cold weather was on the minds of both players and staff before they even left Madrid. But Sergio Ramos made sure anyone who was reluctant to go still did...
Sergio Ramos posted that photo of himself gleefully posing with his battered and bound kidnapping victim (Real Madrid's kitman) on Twitter Sunday, along with the message: "We took off for Moscow. Some were reluctant to travel into the cold, so we took them the hard way...hehehehe." The kitman was last seen falling out of the plane somewhere above Belarus.