12,000 fans watch the 'Shanghai derby in Murcia'
The 2B game between Jumilla and Lorca ended up in a 1-1 draw. The game was televised live in China to a potential audience of 300 million spectators.
2B live on Chinese TV
FC Jumilla vs. La Hoya Lorca on paper looks just looks like another regular 2B (Spain's third tier) match. However today's game between Murcian bases sides was a game with a difference with the game being moved to the 30,000 capacity La Condomina stadium as 12,000 fans attended the early morning kick-off and the game beamed live to a Chinese television audience.
The game had been dubbed the Shanghai derby with Chinese magnates from the region controlling both clubs: Hui Tang-Li Xiang (Jumilla) and Xu Genbao (Lorca). The fans at the stadium were enticed by the lure of free breakfasts and a raffle that included a car as the bumper prize giveaway. Tablets and mobile phones were other incentives used as a lure to get people along to pack the stands.
All square in La Condomina
The game itself was an entertaining affair with Jumilla taking a first half lead through a Titi goal before Carlos Martínez pulled the visitors level in the 55'. Perona skied a penalty that could have secured maximum points for Jumilla and the tie sees both sides maintain their push for a play off place with both clubs on 24 points and in fourth and fifth places respectively in the table.
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