Like in December/January, I attended a match at a stadium for the first time. A lot more grand than Suffolk Road and Solitude, but Nou Camp and Aviva Stadium.
In February, I also visited Estadio El Prat, home of La Liga side Espanyol.
I visited Barcelona for a weekend in February and absolutely loved it. I’d booked it primarily for a break, but did keep an eye on the football fixtures, and managed to get a ticket for Barcelona v Atletico Madrid on my arrival.
If I do visit Barcelona again, i’d like to do it the other way around, and go to an Espanyol match, and do the tour of the Nou Camp.
Nou Camp was great, a fantastic fixture of both modern and old features.
A few days later, I visited Aviva Stadium in Dublin for the Northern Ireland v Scotland match.
The match, as a 3-0 defeat suggests, was dreadful, and it didn’t help being placed in awful seats with people standing at the side of the pitch blocking your view.
Thankfully, I managed to make use of some spare seats and managed to get some decent photos.