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When Real Madrid Played A Six Minute Game In Front Of Fans At The Santiago Bernabeu

When Real Madrid Played A Six Minute Game In Front Of Fans At The Santiago Bernabeu

The 'Galactico' era at Real Madrid is remembered for a number of reasons but a six minute game is understandably not one of them.

But that's exactly what happened in January 2005 when Los Blancos hosted Real Sociedad in a La Liga fixture.

The story goes that the two sides were playing out a 1-1 draw and approaching the 87th minute when the stadium had to be evacuated due to a bomb scare.

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All players and supporters had to vacate the premises after someone claiming to be part of Basque group ETA said that an explosion would occur 9pm inside the Santiago Bernabeu.

It proved to be nothing more than hoax and eventually weeks later, with Real Madrid even having a new manager in charge following Vanderlei Luxemburgo's appointment as Mariano Garcia Remon's successor, the final minutes of the fixture were played.

Both sets of players and fans were back at the ground to start the game from the 87th minute. And incredibly, there was time for a goal in the short encounter.

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Ronaldo Nazario's trickery inside the area led to him being brought down and a penalty being awarded. Zinedine Zidane stepped up and converted from 12 yards to give Los Blancos a bizarre but massive victory.

Another mad, unprecedented La Liga fixture happened a couple of years before when Barcelona signed Ronaldinho from Paris Saint-Germain for £21 million.

His eagerly-awaited home debut was set for the visit of Sevilla on 3 September but a few issues arose. The game came right before an international break and Ronaldinho needed to fly out to Brazil to join up with his teammates for a game against Ecuador on 10 September.

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The solution from Joan Laporta, Barca's president at the time, was to have the game kick-off in the very early hours of Wednesday morning, at 12:05am.

Barcelona decided to add to the matchday experience for their supporters by opening their historic museum later as well as dishing out 25,000 free bags of Doritos with salsa dip, 30,000 Actimel yogurts, 100,000 KitKats and chorizo for the 80,000 that packed into the Nou Camp.

Topics: Football News, Football, Santiago Bernabeu, Zinedine Zidane, Real Sociedad, Real Madrid, La Liga

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