Rangers’ opponents Real Madrid have tweeted about Ibrox ahead of Sunday evening’s high-profile friendly at the stadium.
It’s the Gers’ final pre-season fixture and Carlo Ancelotti’s side’s first and Bears have been looking forward to it ever since it was announced earlier this month.
Real Madrid’s visit is part of Rangers’ 150th anniversary year celebrations, as was the Arsenal game last weekend.
It was bitterly disappointing that only 2000 supporters were allowed inside Ibrox to witness the 2-2 draw with the Gunners, but Real Madrid’s stars will get a better sense of the true Ibrox atmosphere in this game.
The club were initially given permission to sell 12,750 tickets, but following further negotiations with the authorities, an unspecified number of extra tickets were made available to season ticket holders earlier this weekend.
The grand old stadium will still be far from full but those inside the ground will be making plenty of noise after being shut out for so long.
Real Madrid are one of the biggest clubs in the world, as their 13 European titles and incredible social media numbers show.
Their Spanish language Twitter account has 37.9m followers and their English language account has 12.3m, while Rangers’ only official account has 632k.
Therefore, the fixture is bringing great exposure for the Gers and Real even tweeted out content about Ibrox on Sunday morning.
They shared a 53-second video that shows off the ground from various angles, with their Spanish language account captioning it “Join us at Ibrox Stadium” and their English account writing “Tonight we will play at Ibrox Stadium for the second time in our history!”, with the first occasion being Madrid’s visit for a European Cup match in 1963.
The stadium looks stunning in the video and the content racked up thousands of likes across the accounts.
Later in the afternoon, Real’s seemingly impressed media team posted another video showing the view that the players get when walking out of the tunnel.
The Gers board will be delighted with all this publicity and will be hoping that they can also be proud of the team’s performance after tonight’s high-profile clash.
For those fans without a ticket, the match will be shown live on RangersTV and a quality lineup has been confirmed for the coverage.