The Ronaldo-less era has begun at the Bernabeu when Real Madrid took on Getafe on matchday one of the Spanish La Liga
It was also the lowest crowd attendance in a decade by the Real faithful with only 48,466 in attendance to watch Carjaval and Bale score to give the Champions League winners a perfect start to their campaign.
The last time, Real played in front of such a small crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu was the final home game of the 2008-09 season after they had suffered a rather nasty 5-game losing streak.
This was pre-Ronaldo and the Portuguese international joined the team the very next season and spent 9 seasons in which he won the Champions League on 4 occasions and the La Liga on 2 occasions.
He mesmerized fans and week in, week out, fans came to watch the genius Portuguese bulldoze teams and become arguably the greatest player in World Football
Ronaldo is now a Juventus player and there has been no replacement for the Striker, so it’s expected that Gareth Bale will take over the duty of talisman for the team and he made an impressive start scoring in the opening game of the season.
To be fair, the low attendance wasn’t just down to the Portuguese superstar’s absence, it was also down to the late start of the game which meant that younger fans were unable to attend the game.