We had to go to the Nike shop before hand to look at all of the Real Madrid merchandise, trophies, pictures, etc.
Ashley and Kiko didn't go to the game with us, but we were able to find the stadium pretty easily. We took the rowdiest bus we had ever been on. Lots of drunk men pumped up for the game!
Real played another Madrid team, Rayo. A parade of hundreds of Rayo fans stormed past us on the way to the stadium. They were flicking us off, yelling cuss words, and threatening to fight Real fans. It was nuts! Police men on horses and with batons had to keep the Real and Rayo fans seperated. I was really scared that a horse would back up to me and kick me.
Side note- the game started at 10 PM! I was worried about being able to stay up that late, but it ended up not being a problem at all. And there were tons of kids at the game! At half time, around 11 PM, they all took out their sandwiches and had dinner. I just couldn't get over how late everybody stays up in Spain!
I'll conclude my Madrid posts with this picture of us with our horns up. The guy in the background, Jesus, was the friend who is curing cancer right now. We had THE BEST time in Spain and I am so thankful that we got to explore such a cool city with Ashley and Kiko.