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01st Jun 2019

Spurs fans stranded at airport promised they’ll land in Madrid 90 minutes before kick-off


The supporters were scheduled to land in Madrid 90 minutes before kick-off

It is, without doubt, the biggest game in the history of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

In a matter of hours, Mauricio Pochettino’s side could be crowned European champions for the first time in their history when they take on Liverpool in Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

It’s the kind of match Spurs fans will have dreamed about attending for most of their lives.

A shame, then, that some of the club’s supporters could miss some of the game in the Spanish capital due to a delayed flight.

As a tweet from Rob White revealed, around 190 Spurs fans were left waiting at Stansted Airport for word of their flight to Madrid with Thomas Cook Sport.

At the time of his tweet, they had been delayed by five hours as they waited for a replacement aircraft to arrive from Manchester.

In response to his tweet, Thomas Cook Sport replied to White indicating that an aircraft was on the way and was scheduled do depart Stansted at 4.30pm, arriving in Madrid at 7.30pm local time.

Though the supporters were originally due to land in Madrid with plenty of time to spare before the game, the 9pm kick-off means they will have no time to do anything but go directly to the stadium from the airport.

Despite promises that they would be taken to the ground ‘as quickly as possible’, getting through the airport and to the stadium, which is 5kms away, is likely to take a while – especially with the roads close by expected to be congested ahead of the game. They may yet miss some of the first half.

Meanwhile, those supporters already in Madrid had been warned by police on Friday to be wary of criminal gangs posing as stewards in order to steal match tickets.

Equipment including fake steward bibs, ticket scanning machines and false accreditation forms had been seized by authorities in the days leading up to the final.