“If someone had said in January that he was going to see the final of the Libertadores between Boca and River at the Bernabeu I would have laughed for two hours. Or bet a million pesos (22.200 euros)”, says Thomas Remon, of 28 years. This swelling of Mouth ensures that you always thought that a game like in the stadium of Real Madrid could only exist in a video game. But as thousands of argentines more, Remon is preparing the suitcases to cross the Atlantic and see the Superclásico.
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“I'm doing something insane that is to go to see the game. Today in the morning was not going, because I looked crazy, too much silver and only I would not have animated, but I convinced my wife, who said to me: ‘how Many times is going to happen? You do not what you can lose’ And here I am, going, with a level of adrenaline like few times”, had on Tuesday, the attorney Marian Heller from the taxi that was taking him to the airport of Ezeiza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Heller told of his decision on twitter and started to receive messages from other fans who said that they had been encouraged also to go.
The input happened to be the cheapest thing in the package for those who have decided not to miss the party: the clubs were taken to the sale for 80 euros. At the opposite end are the plane tickets. Aerolineas Argentinas put on sale two special flights, one for fans of each team, which will depart from Buenos Aires to Madrid on the Saturday and return on Monday for 1,900 euros with the possibility of paying in nine installments.
But those who can't afford to pay that price have opted for chain flights and stopovers. “For the regions I looked for promotions. I leave on Wednesday at nine in the evening and I arrived in Madrid Friday morning,” says Damian Ferrara, a fan of River for 29 years. Will three scales, but it reduced to almost half the price of a direct flight. The total budget of the trip that will perform with your brother believed to be between 1,500 and 1,700 euros.
The high cost of the trip has left out many of those who wanted to see that final moment. “What happened to us took away a lot of the energy and the expectations that we had. Not logical to play in Spain because it is a competition south american. But in the end the passion was stronger than reason,” admits Ferrara, who was in the field of River on the 24th when it was announced that the match was postponed a day and became the 25 for another time found out that that was not going to be played.
“Ideologically I am against”, matches Remon. This swelling of Mouth adds that the Conmebol has removed them from the possibility of “exit champions on the line on the River”, what would have been a devastating blow to the millionaires. But neither had been able to “close the circle” to watch the game back and on Sunday the back, since in Argentina it is prohibited the entry of visitors in the stadiums. In his case he could only afford it because his father paid for his plane ticket and he will be about 500 euros for the accommodation, you will share with three friends, and food. “On Sunday I will be immensely happy if we win and I will fall into a depression if we lose,” says Heller. The nerves on both sides will continue until the referee beeps the end of the longest game in the world.