Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Barca, Barca, Baaaaaarca!!! On our last night in Barcelona, Miguel treated Kellen, Christian and I to a very special evening - a chance to see F.C. (Club Futbol) Barcelona play in their home stadium. Futbol is everything here, and Barca is the top team in Spain - if not all of Europe - and they have been absolutely dominating the league this year. With over 110,000 seats, Camp Nou is the place to be during a soccer match and we were lucky enough to get the chance to see them play. It didn't matter that they were playing the worst team in the league - I was just happy to be there. The boys were thrilled too and they proudly wore their new Barca jerseys of Messi and Henry, two of the top players on the team. Miguel had season tickets through his family which were right on the midfield line and close enough that you could see all the action. Unfortunately, the magic didn't last long for Barca and they found themselves playing an ugly game, with many fouls and were down a man and two goals by the start of the second half. Things got exciting when they scored a late goal, but ultimately it wasn't enough and they lost the game 2-1. The boys were puzzled and they kept asking Miguel "How come if Barca is the best team in the world, they are still losing?" Miguel for once this week was at a loss for an explanation! For us, however, it was still a great experience and we will forever look back on our times with Miguel and his family in Barcelona with a warm heart.