On May 7, 2008 the Barcelona players were formed to applaud the Real Madrid players at the Santiago Bernabéu, that was the last time there was a corridor between the most winning teams in Spain. Almost 10 years later there is an opportunity to repeat it, because the Blaugranas arrive as Champions of the Classic League, but that possibility seems distant after Zinedine Zidane, coach Merengue, refused to do so.
According to reports from several Spanish media, the first time there was a corridor was in 1970, when Athletic Bilbao did the honors to the Atlético de Madrid players, who had won the league title.
Between Real Madrid and Barcelona only three corridors have been made in history, in two of them there were Mexicans. The first was on May 1, 1988 at the Camp Nou, when the Blaugranas did to those in white, who had won the League. Among the players who passed in the middle of the Catalans was Hugo Sanchez, who got his fourth Pichichi in that year.
On the other side was Bernd Schuster in the colors of Blaugrana. The German applauded before the departure of the Meringues, a team he knew he would reach at the end of the season. That match ended 2-0 in favor of the locals.Take a look at our VIP tips bettings.
On June 8, 1991 the roles were reversed and now it was Real Madrid that did the honors to Barcelona, which has just been crowned in the League. That match was won 1-0 by the Meringues at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
The third and last event was on May 7, 2008 at the White House. On that occasion even Frank Rijkaard, coach culé, joined the applause of his players, among whom was Rafael Márquez. Those of Madrid won 4-1 that confrontation.
Of the 22 players who were in the 2008 hall, there are still three who remain on their teams. On the part of Real Madrid are Sergio Ramos and Marcelo, while of Barcelona only Messi.
It seems impossible that next Sunday the Meringues will do the honors to the culés, this because the club in Madrid were upset after, at the end of 2017, when they came to win the Club World Cup, they were not cheered by their football rival The blaugranas exposed that they did not do it because the championship occurred in a tournament in which they did not participate both.