Jose Mourinho stepped out of the players' tunnel for the final time after three years in charge of the Spanish giants.
However, once the Real coach stepped on to the side of the field after emerging from the tunnel 40 seconds after the start of the game, a swarm of press photographers headed toward Mourinho to get their final shots of the manager.
Mourinho has always generated publicity wherever he has managed since winning the UEFA Cup with FC Porto in 2003.
The Portuguese has become one of the iconic figures in the game, a description underlined by the gathering of cameras and the surge toward Mourinho as he approached the touchline.
Real stewards were swift to react, however, and quickly had the situation under control.
However, the Real boss remained defiant to the end at Real and kept club captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas sidelined for his final match in charge.
But, as Supersport.com reported, Mourinho had the last word ahead of the game against Osasuna with his refusal to restore Casillas to the team, leaving the Spanish media to condemn his actions.