SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: SPANISH CUP | COPA DEL REY FINAL - 17 MAY 21.30 SANTIAGO BERNABEU

SPANISH CUP | COPA DEL REY FINAL - 17 MAY 21.30 SANTIAGO BERNABEU

The Spanish Football Federation has announced & made official the date & stadium of the 2013 Spanish Cup ( Copa del Rey ) Final. It will be Friday 17th of May at 21.30 at the "Santiago Bernabeu Stadium". 

Both Real Madrid CF & Atletico de Madrid had to give in with their desires. Real Madrid wanted to celebrate the Final at the "Camp Nou Stadium (Barcelona) or at (Mestalla) Valencia . Real argued that a Final should be played on a neutral ground ( or at least that´s their official version ). Atletico de Madrid refers to an unwritten "agreement" that it was their turn at the "Vicente Calderon Stadium" as the last time both Clubs meet in a Spanish Cup Final it was played at the "Santiago Bernabeu". The Spanish Football Federation believes that the logical approach is to play the Final in Madrid & in a Stadium that permits the maximum attendance for all the fans & in this case it's the Real Madrid home stadium which has 30.000 more seats than the Atletico ground. 


Spanish Cup Final 2013

In the end both Clubs win:

1. Each team gets around 35.000 tickets each.
2. Real Madrid gets the home ground advantage
3. Atletico de Madrid the maximum joy possible if they defeat their rival on their "home turf"
4. No extra costs in travelling , hotels etc . They both stay in their city.

The true winners are the fans. Or at least that's the official line :O)

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