Warm sunshine and blue skies greeted the UEFA Europa League Truck Tour outside Mestalla ahead of the semi-final second leg between Valencia CF and Club Atlético de Madrid.
Fans of both teams gathered curiously as the truck – organised by UEFA in conjunction with adidas – opened its doors, but intrigue soon turned to enthusiasm when the contents inside were revealed. Queues quickly formed to play Pro Evolution Soccer while an air shower, a small cubicle with air and tickets blasting through it, offered participants the chance to win prizes.
UEFA Europa League scarves, caps and key rings were on offer to those who managed to catch three of the swirling marked tickets. The adidas Predator Pass Tool drew the largest interest, however, with a stream of supporters eager to test their skills. The aim of the game is for a player to hit cubes as they light up on each of the four walls, their individual score in a specified time being totted up all the while.
Also on display were signed shirts from last season's finalists, FC Porto and SC Braga, while jerseys from all of the teams involved this term were also present. The visit to Valencia was the truck's penultimate stop on a journey that ends in Bucharest on 9 May for the UEFA Europa League final.
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