When arriving at the stadium I was really excited because it seemed so big and so high. We waited in a long line to get in because we weren't sure where to go, and it turns out we picked the wrong line because we actually were supposed to go to the "tower" where the lines weren't as long. I really didn't mind this because I was so excited to just be there. We climbed up and up, going around in circles in the tower to reach the top where our seats were. When I walked out into the stadium part, I under stand why we walked so far up! When I looked down from the top to see where our seats were I was kind of scared to look down because the steps were so steep. And even to scare me more they had medical teams at the top. Once we walked down and got to our seats, the view was really good. We arrived a little late so I didn't get to see the kick off of the game but I was just so excited to be there that it didn't really bother me.
It is customary to bring a sandwich, drink, and snack into the game (unlike in the US where you have to pay an ungodly amount for food). As soon as we got comfortable in our seats I started to eat my sandwich because I was so hungry and I wanted to enjoy the rest of the game without being hungry.
The game was a lot better actually being there rather than watching it on tv. Soccer seems to be a rather boring sport for Americans to watch because we have so many more sports with a lot more action like football or hockey, but the atmosphere of being there made it really great.
Valencia scored in the first half (45 minutes), but Barcelona was able to retaliate with a goal later on in the second half.
The final score was 1-1 and Barcelona was already moving on to the finals for the Copa del Rey, but it was definitely