Defeat didn’t ruin occasion for tiny town
27 November ~ Last weekend Real Madrid extended their La Liga winning streak to nine with a 4-0 victory away at Eibar. Yet, despite the result, the occasion was still a proud one for their Basque hosts. Eibar is a town of 27,000, a third of the Bernebéu’s capacity, and such David v Goliath matches are usually reserved for cup competitions. A record crowd of 5,859 packed in to Ipurua Municipal Stadium, with a temporary stand erected and others watching from overlooking balconies, to see the memorable league match and Morbo author Phil Ball was among them for Sport 360.