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Uefa’s fact sheet for this game claims that Atletico have never lost at home to English opponents in 10 encounters so far, but that’s not strictly true. Derby County did them over in the 1975 Uefa Cup, winning on a penalty shootout in Madrid after a 4-4 aggregate draw. So there.
Following last night’s attack in Dortmund there will be reinforced security around this match and perhaps some extra tension in the air. There were already unrelated bad vibes in Madrid last night, as police arrested eight Leicester fans for “disrespecting police officers” and causing “disorder” around a major plaza in the Spanish capital. Many Leicester fans gave alternative accounts, complaining of an over-reaction by the local constabulary to harmless revelry. The authorities maintain they moved in to disperse people who were “causing trouble”. Disagreements over the distinction between “revelry” and “trouble” are, of course, a persistent feature of the policing and English football fan experience. There were further confrontations between police and a small number of the 3,000 or so visiting fans today, with several reports mentioning the chucking of bottles and the airing of antagonistic chants about Gibraltar. Those reports may or may not have ended with the popular abbreviation FFS.
Source: Football News
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