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400 fans of Athletic Bilbao end up in Hungary for Europa League final

Budapest. Bucharest. Potato. Tomato.

Image: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

MORE THAN 400 supporters of Athletic Bilbao were left feeling, well, rather stupid in the middle of the week after ending up in Hungary to watch the Europa League final.

The match was taking place in Romania.

The Spanish TV channel Antena 3 is reporting that the group of fans travelled to Budapest instead of Bucharest, before trying to correct their mistake by getting to the correct city on time.

They failed. They couldn’t find the Romanian capital on the map.

It was a common enough mistake, apparently, with the stadium’s announcer getting in on the act.

“Good evening, Budapest, and welcome to the Europa League final,” he said, before getting booed by fans of both Bilbao and Atletico Madrid.

The match was, of course, won by Atletico Madrid, with Falcao’s brilliant double and an effort from Diego sealing a 3-0 win.

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