‘We drove for 24 hours solid’: Spurs and Liverpool fans descend on Madrid

Supporters defy distance and budgetary constraints to witness game of a lifetime at Champions League final

A little before 1pm on Friday, after driving through England, France and Spain, shelling out €280 on petrol and setting up base at their suburban campsite, a trio of tired but happy Liverpudlians found themselves in a Madrid tube station and tantalisingly close to their goal. Or, with any luck, goals.

All that stood between them and the festivities leading up to Saturday’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur was a successful navigation of the capital’s public transport system to get them to the Plaza Mayor.

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