No Ronaldo, no supporters for Real Madrid in LaLiga opener

first_imgReal Madrid began their season with a 2-0 home win against Getafe thank to goals from Gareth Bale and Dani Carvajal – but did so in front of their lowest attendance in nearly a decade. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won NEW ERA Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 3 impact Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener smart causal 3 3 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures ALTERED Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes There were only 48,466 present to see the first match of the campaign. Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t there, kick-off was after 10pm on a Sunday night and many Spanish people are currently on holiday, which would explain why so few people were in the 81,000-capacity Santiago Bernabeu stadium. highlights In fact it was the lowest number since May 2009 when 44,270 attended a 3-1 home defeat by Real Mallorca, Madrid’s fourth consecutive loss in the final season before Ronaldo’s £80m arrival from Manchester United.center_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack MONEY Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more possible standings gameday Toni Kroos wasn’t too impressed with the 10pm kick-off time silverware RANKED How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Bale scored in the 2-0 win, but there were a lot of empty seats Football news Ronaldo left for Juventus this summer in a £99m transfer, having scored 451 goals in his 438 appearances, and began life in Serie A with a 3-2 win against Chievo.“It’s not a question of [Bale] following in Ronaldo’s wake,” Real Madrid defender Nacho told the club’s official website. “Cristiano left his mark on a whole era here. Bale is a really key player for us and he’s won many trophies here and has nothing to prove to anyone. Everyone knows they can count on him and I’m sure that he’ll continue to perform well.“The fans are fully behind Bale and he’s very happy at Real Madrid. We’ve got some fantastic strikers here.”last_img read more