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Power to the president

June 25, 2013
By Miguel Delaney
In the space of half an hour, 70 years were summed up.

It was the 1956-57 European Cup first round and, with just 45 minutes left of their tie against Rapid Vienna, Real Madrid were 5-4 down and facing early elimination in their first defence of the competition. So, club president Santiago Bernabeu decided enough was enough.

At half-time, he strode into the dressing room and effectively pushed manager Jose Villalonga to the side.

"No-one's getting away from here ...

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