Atlético Madrid V Drumcondra

Two Madrid teams go head to head for the Champions League title on Saturday 24 May.

The 2014 Champions League Final takes place between Spanish teams Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid. This is the first Champions League final to feature two teams from the same city. Atlético Madrid claimed their first Primera division title since 1996 last week.

Back in 1958 Atlético Madrid played Drumcondra in the European Cup qualifiers. The first leg was played on 17 September in Madrid with Drumcondra losing to the home team 8-0. The second leg on 1 October at Dalymount Park saw the visiting Madrid team beat the local Drumcondra team 5-1.

Broadcast on 29 September, 1958 Philip Green interviewed members of Atletico’s “management council” and a Mr. Bob Prole, former Director of Drumcondra about the upcoming game against Drumcondra. They also spoke about Brazilian player Vavá who had just signed for the club.

Watch live Champions League final television coverage on Saturday 24 May, at 7.00 pm on RTÉ Two and RTÉ Player (Republic of Ireland only). 

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