Real Madrid suffered their worst home attendance for nine years during their 2-0 win over Getafe on Sunday night as the aftershocks from the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo were felt for the first time.
Dani Carvajal and Gareth Bale started
Real Madrid’s 48,466 attendance against Getafe their lowest in La Liga since 2009. Combined with Barcelona v Alaves (52,356) the total attendance for both games (100,822) less than 1,500 more than Camp Nou capacity. Almost as if games finishing after midnight is a terrible idea.
— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) August 20, 2018
48,466 spectators at the Santiago Bernabeu tonight. This is the worst attendance to the Real Madrid field in a league game in almost a decade (from May 24, 2009 in which there were 44,270 spectators).
I wonder which player brought people to the Bernabéu
— Madridista Haven¹³ (@MadridistaHaven) August 19, 2018
La Liga matches in North America are not only a terrible idea for Spanish fans but it also cheapens MLS’ status. Why should American/Canadian football need foreign league matches to promote it instead of growing internally?
— Jake. (@YedIin) August 16, 2018