Atletic Bilbao & Atletico Madrid fans sing and cheer at the Bucharest Old City CenterSports Bucharest, Romania - 08 May 2012
Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao fans traveled ahead of their favorite Spanish football teams to Bucharest on May 8, 2012. The two teams are competing in the Europa League Final. The Champions League final is a week away. This will be the first time the teams have met in a European competition, but the teams have met 150 other times in Spanish league matches. Atletico leads the history of the series 64-59 with 27 draws. This is the second season in a row that the final will be played between clubs of the same country. Last year, Porto defeated Braga in Dublin.
Another note of interest is that this is the first European final played in Romania.
"Atletic Bilbao & Atletico Madrid fans have been on the Bucharest Old City Center," our contributor wrote. "They came to Bucharest for the May 9th 2012 Europe League Final that will be on the National Stadium in Bucharest."