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Santiago Bernabeu almost half empty for Leganes tie

Santiago Bernabeu almost half empty for Leganes tie

Real Madrid managed to get just 44,231 spectators to Wednesday’s Copa del Rey tie with Leganes.

Following the 2-0 defeat to Real Sociedad at the weekend, Los Blancos have been in the media for all the wrong reasons this week so far but their 3-0 win over Leganes at the Bernabeu did bring some hope back to fans.

A Club World Cup success before the winter break in La Liga had given optimism back to the Madrid fans after a number of poor results this season which saw Julen Lopetegui sacked in November and replaced by Castilla coach and former player, Santi Solari.

Results have improved but a stuttering start to 2019 has seen them draw with Villarreal and lose to La Real as aforementioned.

That has led large sections of their home fans to forego games, seeing their lowest attendance in recent times and the worst of this season on Wednesday evening.

Spanish daily Marca report the attendance figures and point to the kick off time and the poor performances of late.

The report also confirms that large sections of the usually busy and much attended Grada section was half empty, giving little atmosphere to an already almost-half full stadium.

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Madrid won the game 3-0 thanks to goals from Sergio Ramos, Lucas Vazquez and Vinicius Jnr.