Real Madrid visit earthquake damaged Lorca

Real Madrid visit earthquake damaged Lorca

LAST UPDATED: 9 Jun, 2011 @ 08:33
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Real Madrid visit earthquake damaged Lorca

REAL Madrid players including Cristiano Ronaldo have witnessed first-hand the devastation caused by last week’s Spanish earthquake.

The squad, led by coach Jose Mourinho, greeted crowds at the town hall in Lorca before conducting a tour of the La Vina district.

The team then took part in a benefit match in Murcia against a side composed of players from local sides, drawing 2-2.

The visit was particularly poignant for Madrid star Pedro Leon who was born in Mula, just a short distance from where the earthquake struck.

The two quakes measured 4.4 and 5.1 on the Richter scale, with the latter being the most powerful to hit Spain in over 50 years.

“We are all happy to participate to help those who need it,” said Ronaldo.

 

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