Soccer mania hit Berkeley on Saturday when Real Madrid played Inter Milan at Cal Memorial Stadium, in a game that drew more than 62,000 spectators. Inter Milan and Real Madrid tied 1-1. Then, after regulation time, Inter Milan won 3-2 in a penalty shootout.
The game practically paralyzed the streets of Berkeley as fans tried to make their way to the stadium. Traffic came to a standstill all over town on major arteries like College, Claremont, Ashby and University avenues.
Still, people were thrilled to watch these two professional soccer teams compete, even if many of the top players did not participate.
Watch a video by Real Madrid of Gareth Bale’s day:
Watch 60,000 fans doing “the wave” in Cal Memorial stadium (be ready to mute it; it’s loud):
Real Madrid and Inter Milan, penalty kicks at UC Berkeley:
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