Real Madrid observe a minute of silence in memory of Cruyff

Madrid, March 25 (IANS) Real Madrid footballers and coaching staff led by head coach Zinedine Zidane, observed a minute of silence on Friday in the sports city of Valdebebas in memory of Dutch legend Johan Cruyff, who died on Thursday at the age of 68 after a struggle with cancer.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, Zidane and several players have already sent condolences to the Cruyff and FC Barcelona family on Thursday, reports Efe.

The team observed a minute of silence before the start of training.

Marcelo, Alvaro Arbeloa, Karim Benzema, Dani Carvajal, Gareth Bale, Jesse Rodriguez, Kiko Casilla and Ruben Yanez lined up with coaching staff at the training camp in the Madrid sports city and with solemn faces paid tribute to the soccer legend.

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