Champions League snapchat filters help Real Madrid and Atletico fans including Ariana Grande show support for finalists

Both Real and Atletico have separate Snapchat filter styled in the colours of the clubs ahead of the Champions League final

Jack de Menezes@JackdeMenezes
Saturday 28 May 2016 19:19
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Fans of Real Madrid and Atletico can include filters on Snapchat to support their team
Fans of Real Madrid and Atletico can include filters on Snapchat to support their team

Fans of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will be able to join in the fun when the Champions League final begins on Saturday night after Snapchat created two new filters to be used, one for each club.

The fierce rivals meet in Milan’s San Siro in a repeat of the 2014 Champions League final, with Atletico out for revenge after suffering an extra-time 4-1 defeat two years ago.

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The filter sees the colours of each team painted onto a user’s face, while bits of ribbon falls down the screen and the club’s flag starts to wave, and it’s already been used by singer Ariana Grande, who made it clear which Madrid side she was supporting ahead of kick-off.

With thousands of fans flocking to Milan from the Spanish capital, the San Siro is set to be transformed into a sea of white and red, but you don’t need to be at the stadium to enjoy the feeling of being part of the biggest match in the European football season.

The 2016 final is set to be the most social media active one yet as broadcasters BT Sport are also showing the match live on YouTube for free, meaning fans around the world are able to watch the game without having to be a subscribed customer.

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