Real Madrid defeated Rayo Vallecano as though they had been filling in some official form where they had to give their details and obtain a stamp before they went home.
This kind of display caused irritation among the Bernabeu crowd who had a rip with a cacophony of their whistles when the match was about to end. It might have been louder if most of the fans hadn’t left the ground, already.
There were just 55,229 fans for the game at the stadium that was celebrating its seventy-first birthday on 14th of December. However, this number was far from being full provided that the derby match was being held at a comfortable time of 18:30. A significant number of fans didn’t watch the double save by Courtois for saving Madrid since they had already moved towards the exit gate and for avoiding the queues.
Nonetheless, it wasn’t the worst attendance that Madrid had seen during that season. On the 19th of August, during the first round of the matches, they witnessed a crowd of 48,446. This cannot be excused with several fans still being on their holiday.
The stadium had been full when Real Madrid played against Atletico Madrid witnessing a crowd of 78,642. In 3 matches there have been less than 60,000 spectators. The team is not at their best at the moment and it seems like there is a loss of connection with the supporters to such an extent that many of them left early.