Contrary to tradition, the Argentinian coach of Atlético de Madrid, Diego Simeone, announced that his team would not welcome the players of Real Madrid on Sunday at the Wanda Metropolitano (9 p.m., to be followed live with commentary). guard of honor traditionally reserved for the newly crowned Spanish champion.
“We have respect for Real but even more for our supporters”
A decision that will not upset his fans: “ I don’t know if it’s done in other Championships around the world. Every company is different. Spain have the honor guard for their rivals, where I’m from I don’t use it. We live differently. We have respect for Real but even more for our supporters..
Real Madrid’s victory over Espanyol Barcelona (4-0) last weekend secured him the 35th Spanish league title in its history, four days from the end. He regained his crown left to … Atlético last season.