“It is historic that there are thousands of Catalans in Turin”

Special envoy to ToriTurin has become Barça. After more than 10 hours by coach, caravan or private car, thousands of Catalan fans have conquered the Italian city before the grand final. Hope, enthusiasm and brotherhood: this is the atmosphere that accompanies the Barça players until the decisive duel against Olympique de Lyon. Families with children and groups of friends have starred in the first mass tour of the Barça women’s team. They couldn’t be in Gothenburg, and this time they didn’t want to miss the appointment.

“It was a unique opportunity. Turin is not so far from home either and we have been following the team all year. We had to be there. We went to both Camp Nous and coming here was to put the icing on the cake,” she confesses. Sara. “There is an atmosphere of brotherhood. We left a lot of buses from the Camp Nou itself and we all left singing and applauding,” he added. “He’s been a little tired, but it’s been worth it,” Fio says. “We slept most of the way, but in the morning we all sang the Barça anthem and songs. It was really cool!” Says Martina, who came to Turin with the coaches organized by the Catalan club.

Nearly fifty have left the Catalan capital to land thousands of Catalans in Turin. “We took a bus three rocks from Baix Empordà, La Bisbal, Torroella and Palafrugell. We met in La Munquera with the buses from Barcelona and we came together in convoys ten by ten,” explains Helena. “We’re here to make history, even though we’ve already made it. Having so many culeros here is history! We had to be there!”, Adds Mari.

Others, like David and his two daughters, have preferred private transportation. “We thought about coming with the coaches, but we finally chose the motorhome. We went through St. Tropez and Monaco and yesterday we arrived in Turin. Today we left the hotel early to come to the concentration of fans, where There are a lot of fans and a lot of atmosphere “, he says, confident that the trip will have a happy ending with Barça lifting the second consecutive Champions League. “It’s my first trip and I’ve never experienced anything like it,” admits Sergi, who is impressed with the number of Catalans who have traveled to Turin. “We came in a van and I named her Turineta!” Says Jan excitedly. With the name of Aitana on his back, the little one, excited, did not want to miss the grand final. With a smile on his face and eyes like oranges, he will remember this unique journey.

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