Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. were faced with unfamiliar surroundings in Real Madrid's Champions League clash against Legia Warsaw.
The reigning Polish champion had been ordered by UEFA to play its home match against the Spanish giant behind closed doors.
Crowd disturbances, fireworks, throwing objects, insufficient organization and blocking stairways in the 6-0 defeat home against Borussia Dortmund led to a stadium ban and an €80,000 ($88,820) fine. A further charge of racist behaviour was dropped.
The match started as expected and Real Madrid took the lead after just 57 seconds -- its fastest ever Champions League goal -- thanks to a stunning Gareth Bale volley.
Coach Zinedine Zidane watched on as Karim Benzema doubled Real's lead, finishing of a flowing team move.
However, despite the lack of fans to cheer them on, Legia started its comeback as Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe fired a beautiful strike into the top corner.
Far from providing a wake-up call to Real, Legia continued to dominate in the second half and was rewarded for its endeavors as Miroslav Radovic's shot skidded under the hands of Keylor Navas.
There were still some Real fans inside the Polish Army Stadium, albeit very few, as the away side and the Spanish FA were allowed to register up to 200 people as visitors.
Then the unthinkable happened. From 2-0, Legia completed the comeback and found themselves in front for the first time thanks to Thibault Moulin's fabulous curling strike.
The joy was short lived, however, as Mateo Kovacic found an equalizer just two minutes later.
Ronaldo cut a frustrated figure and was unable to add to his tally of 98 Champions League goals.