Athletic Bilbao last won silverware in 1984, so fans of the popular Basque side travelled in their droves to attend the Europa League Final earlier this week for a chance to witness a rekindling of their former glory. Sadly, Falcao and ten other Atletico Madrid players were 3-0 victors on the night, which was particularly hard news to take for the 400 Athletic Club fans who traveled to Hungary for the game by mistake.
The final was held in Bucharest, Romania, but the geographically embarrassed supporters found themselves in vaguely-similar-sounding Budapest, a city roughly 500 miles away and in a completely different country. The Journal reports:
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.
The fans — who were clearly too excited to cross reference the name of the destination they were headed to with the one detailed on their match tickets — were openly mocked as news of their plight travelled to Bucharest's National Stadium, with the stadium announcer declaring, "Good evening, Budapest, and welcome to the Europa League final," to a jeering crowd.