As a massive football fan, you cannot travel to Barcelona without enjoying a match with some of the greatest footballers in the world. The experience felt surreal as if I was not actually living the moment and seeing stars like Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique only a few feet in front of me.
On December 2, 2017, FC Barcelona played a home game at Camp Nou against Celta de Vigo. Thanks to the generosity of the art teacher at my school, who is a season ticket holder, I got to see this match live, only a few rows away from the south net.
The game was full of excitement and action with a total of four goals scored, two from Barça and two from Celta. The first goal was a spectacular counter-attack from Iago Aspas who scored off of a rebound. Only two minutes later, the Magic Man, Lionel Messi, blasted the ball to the back of the net.
Shortly after in the first half, Luis Suárez scored a legal goal that was disallowed as an offside.
Barça took the lead in the 62nd minute of the second half when an offensive attack between Messi and Jordi Alba ended with Suárez hitting the back of the net.
With only 20 minutes left of the match Celta’s Maxi Gómez got an equalizer goal after Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti got what looked like a pulled hamstring and had to leave the game.
The game ended with a 2-2 draw and was a brilliant display of attacking, defending, goal scoring and goal keeping.