What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but what happens tomorrow in Lisbon stay in Madrid. Forever. What will happen is the story of the battle against heart. Contestants put on display in the Puerta del Sol, a spinal proud of its footballing city children. In this corner, to the left, a T gigantografia with Real. At that, the right one with the red and white of Atletico. Between them, right in front of City Hall, the phrase that summarizes each line of the rush of the city by this time, "Madrid, community champions". And the clock of a sponsor every second counts backwards to know, and remind Madrid, Spain and the world, how much longer until tomorrow.
Sunday's elections for representatives to the European Parliament, but do not care to many more than the handful of militants distributed leaflets in front of the Atocha station. Only three out of ten Spaniards know who the president of the European parliament, but ten out of ten know who and what is played in Portugal tomorrow.
Real commitment to its history: Nine Champions League Final and huge experience in star Cristiano just under the firmament from Lisbon. In that basket together your trust the "Whites", going sobradores with Barca and Messi: they say on the street, repeated in bars and taverns, Messi has been caring for the World Cup and Barca pays you a Fortunately for him to save for Argentina. These fans put together the scene of a "deadbeat" Messi mocking a "dumb" Barsa. Most fans did not even grant the enemy's strategy guard: "Messi is acabao, that's it, it's over." And they feel there, with Barsa absent in the final and without Messi front spoilers have already won something.
The Aleti bet all the heart and mood. They say on the street, repeated in bars and taverns, Simeone has buried "Bad" that fatal mix of design and resignation amending Aleti had used to losing as a natural destination. "Before we made a goal and then we made two more. Now we make a goal and won two to one," have amazement, attributing Argentine coach almost supernatural powers. The dimension of a win tomorrow in Lisbon is for every fan, too, which is willing to give him.
A merengue fan says in passing, for a survey, that if he wins the Royal "I'm willing to walk in underwear central Madrid." Not look like much: go unnoticed in the crowd suitor, Sunday pants and goodbye will again. A mattress, however, says that the words "Cholo Simeone" around the neck, tattooed for burial with that indelible necklace.
In the corner of history there is also a Ronaldo in cotton, care by medical specialists who measure every ounce of muscle and cartilage in his knees for amalgam comes perfect when going out there and, above all, to kick at post. Side "Fins" heart's mythical battles between the fans fed each of the top six p.m.: Aleti that took him to Diego Costa to Belgrade to treat the injury to the right thigh with horse placenta. "De mare" corrects someone in the tavern table Alhambra. He says seriously, who gives as scientific accuracy.
Then talk to the coaches. The Real say Ancelotti restored their tranquility and cool players that Mourinho had become accustomed to the complaint, anger and frown. "Ancelotti works and does not dramatize, is more relaxed, someone average", they say, to contrast to neurasthenia Mou. The discussion in the forums directly Aleti of writers and philosophers who "Simeone gives us a lesson to all Spanish in this crisis, it is the triumph of the work, the culture of effort and overcoming, the man who leads a group to return faith in itself and lead to the maximum. "Literally loves it.
The Real only seem to fear the strong suit and look worried Aleti compact the Spanish TV showing various plays where defenders mattress will enter the match as the cheese grater. This also concerns the Portuguese, who want their whole Christian World Cup.
Meanwhile, the occupants of the tables in the Real and Aleti that had been running Beers Alhambra walk down the street from the tavern, public, reminding them who got their ticket for tomorrow. Most travel by train, by the special services that will direct to Lisbon from today. Others will come in auto and night in Badajoz, the last town before the Spanish border, where last night had to stop a play because the actors who came from the Basque Country did not get accommodation. The fans are singing to each other and are also loaded with the other, while down the street from the tavern, again, to the Puerta del Sol Unable to determine if they noticed all the details. That the street of Madrid, just that, is called De la Victoria.