Accustomed to suffering, Atlético de Madrid will still have to make their DNA speak in Dortmund

At the time of the first Metropolitano stadium, the road that led us from the metro entrance to the stadium was nicknamed “the elephant track”, because it was said that we left happy before returning with our heads down, remembers Eduardo Fernandez, 70 years old, president of the Atlético peñas. And after our first defeat in the C1 final (in 1974 against Bayern Munich, 1-1 after then 0-4 in a replay), President Vicente Calderón declared that we were a team of “pupas” (cursed) and It stuck with us for a long time. » A competition never raised by Atlético despite three contested finals (with 2014 and 2016). Failures which only reinforced this feeling of suffering deeply linked to the identity and the game of the Madrid club.


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