Paco Gento was in charge of activating the programme which selected and assigned the 12,802 tickets allocated to Real Madrid's season ticket holders for this month's Champions League final against Liverpool. Gento, Real Madrid's Honorary President, the only player to have six European Cup winners' medals joined Social Area Manager José Luis Sánchez and public notary Cruz Gonzalo López-Müller at the event. After the draw was made, Gento gave his thoughts on the final to AS: “Everyone gets excited by these kind of games - everyone wants to be there to support the team and cheer them on to win another European Cup - and continue this great run we're in and which we have always enjoyed [in this competition]. Madrid cannot let this chance slip - finals are to be won, not played and Real Madrid know what is at stake".
Walk in the park
Gento added that he won't be attnding the final in Kiev, but he will be closely following the game on television. He says he is convinced that Zidane's team will beat Liverpool to lift Madrid's 13th European crown.“That goes without saying,” he said positively, "it will be a piece of cake".