Real Madrid recorded their lowest ever attendance of 48,446 at the Santiago Bernabeu in their 2018/2019 first La Liga game against Getafe.
The paltry 48,446 fans who witnessed coach Lopetegui’s first La Liga game as a Los Blancos coach was Madrid lowest attendance ever attendance came on May 24, 2009, where the Spanish giants faced RCD Mallorca in front of 44,270 spectators.
The Galacticos signed Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009, with a record £80m transfer fee from Manchester United. The Portuguese captain had since then helped Madrid win several laurels including four Champions League titles.
The 5-time Ballon d’Or winner’s £80m move to Juventus earlier in the summer has been widely speculated as the cause for the low fans turnout against Getafe on Sunday. However, many locals have attributed the 10:15 pm late kick-off time as the major cause of low fans turnout at the Bernabeu.
Gareth Bale inspired Madrid to their first La Liga victory against Getafe, scoring the team’s second goal of the season after Daniel Carvajal opened the scorers’ chart at the 20th minute.
Real Madrid have only welcomed Belgian Goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea and the young duo of Alvaro Odriozola and Andriy Lunin so far this season. The club have been battling to replace the void left by Ronaldo’s departure, having consistently met with a brick wall in an attempt to lure Chelsea’s Eden Hazard to the Bernabeu