Heart Classic Match 2011: Great success

The 73,104 spectators who attended the Santiago Bernabeu yesterday, along with money contributed by the sponsors, allowed to collect on the Real Madrid Foundation an amount exceeding 500,000 euros. A donation that will go to the opening of twenty schools that will host more than 5,000 children and will be distributed in seventeen African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Rwanda, Congo, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Togo, Angola, Mozambique , Madagascar, Ethiopia, Egypt, Uganda, Equatorial Guinea and Mali.

Breitner and Butragueno. Heart Classic Match 2011
Breitner and Butragueño

Part of that half a million euros was also paid by the sale of television rights. The charity match was broadcast live to Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Cyprus, Scandinavia, United States of America, Australia and a large part of the Middle East by Al Jazeera.

One who does not want to miss the party of solidarity was Mourinho. Reached the stadium fifteen minutes before kick-off accompanied by his children, Matilde and Jose Jr., and occupied a box in the stands where he was located in the games he was suspended last season.

At the end of the match, the players welcomed the success of the initiative. Figo was pleased: "It was fun to meet again and we have been able to help disadvantaged children". Amavisca, meanwhile, praised the white fans: "Whenever a match is organized for solidarity, the Bernabeu fans respond magnificently".

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