Real Madrid have beaten Eibar 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu, but the game wasn’t all about the result. Gareth Bale was booed by the crowd for much of the match, and a Karim Benzema brace was needed to save Los Blancos’ blushes.
And Daily Star are reporting that there was much worse in store for fans as a huge number of them decided to stay away from the stadium altogether.
50,284 were in attendance at the massive Santiago Bernabeu stadium, which means around 30,000 were empty, as is being reported.
A major reason for this is the lack of silverware this season, with the club knocked out of the UEFA Champions League, Copa Del Rey and out of running for the La Liga trophy too.
With Zinedine Zidane back in the management role, sales were meant to rise, but that doesn’t seemed to have happened, and fans continue to stay away from attending matches.
A 10-year record low of 48,446 people saw the first game of the campaign unfold, which was incidentally sans Cristiano Ronaldo, which may well be the reason that such few people are attending games even now.
Ronaldo is a massive draw, and his presence is benefitting Juventus already, but Madrid are having to rue the decision to sell their Portuguese superstar.