Thousands of fans stay away from Real & # 39; s start to the season
More than 30,000 seats have remained free: Real Madrid has started in the new season for a manageable background in Bernabéu. After all, in the first league match with the new coach Lopetegui won the royals.
Real Madrid has achieved a convincing victory on the season opener in the Primera División. Against the Getafe FC, the Royal play in the league debut under their new coach Julen Lopetegui on late Sunday night easily 2: 0 (1: 0). Daniel Carvajal (20th minute) and Gareth Bale (51.) got their victory for the team with Toni Kroos.
Notable: at Real's first home game of the season, only 48,466 spectators came to the approximately 81,000 people Santiago Bernabéu. One reason for the low demand was the late start time at 10:15. One thing is certain: it is the weakest visit to a league game of the Royal since May 24, 2009. At that moment about 45,000 spectators came to the stadium, it was a senseless match against RCD Mallorca on matchday 37 – Real did not have a chance championship. Last year the average attendance of Real was 66,510 fans per home game.
The match against Getafe was also the first league game without Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Juventus this summer. Also not included: goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (entry from Chelsea) and all other players who have been at the World Cup at least in the semi-finals during the summer. Luka Modric from Croatia came in the second half. The Belgian Courtois, but also the French champion Raphaël Varane was not used.
Courtois had lost four days ago in the 2-4 defeat in the Uefa Supercup against city rival Atlético.
jan / dpa