Florentino Pérez, president of Real Madrid, and Alipio Jorge Fernandes, vice president of Porto, presented the 11th edition of the Heart Classic Match, This year will change its date: the meeting will be held on March 29, due to the works being carried out at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. Another curious circumstance is that the match will be played in the morning (12:00 in the morning), because, on the same day, the Spanish National Team makes a friendly in Amsterdam against the Netherlands. Surrounded by distinguished ambassadors from both teams (Roberto Carlos Solari and Arbeloa, on the white side, and Fernando Gomes, by the carrier), the two managers thanked them.
For Florentino Pérez: “Thank you for the love you have shown to accompany us on this pleasant date to try to help those who need it most. Porto is one of the largest in Europe. It is a legendary and beloved club in your country and admired worldwide. And we have players in common like our ever captain Iker Casillas. Porto is an example for children who see sports as a hope for their lives. We will give a good show to everyone who comes on March 29th. The Classic Heart Match will once again be a success and all your goals will be reached again. "
For his part, Alipio Jorge Fernandes thanked the invitation of the Madrid club to play this match: “Real Madrid and Porto are two friendly clubs and, for that reason, the first word is grateful. We are delighted that we are the two most successful international teams in the countries to which we belong. It is a factor of prestige as well as responsibility. Both Real Madrid and Porto are two societies with strong social impact, which have a moral obligation to use every means at their disposal to try to help those who have the most difficulties. It is obvious that Porto could not refuse the invitation of Real Madrid. We see this as a manifestation of our prestige. "
The remarkable relations between the two clubs and, especially, of their presidents, Florentino Pérez and Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa, made possible this celebration, which will have an emotional background in the figure of Iker Casillas. The Madrid exporter is recovering from a heart attack on May 1 during training with the goalkeeper. Also Pepe's names (he spent ten years wearing the white shirt and now does it in the blue and white ensemble), Casemiro, James or Secretary, who barely wore the white shirt in a campaign, Ricardo Carvalho, Esnaider, Danilo and Alberto Bueno spent on both teams. Today, Eder Militão, who arrived this summer, symbolizes this intimate relationship.
This gathering of solidarity and charity is already one of the essential events for all Madrid fans They will be able to see the great white players face their Portuguese counterparts again. The benefits of this match will be allocated to the Real Madrid Foundation's social inclusion projects.