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Orij Gasanov in Barcelona: an extraordinary night I will never forget



– Is it a great party? – When I came back from a soccer game in Barcelona, ​​a friend who cares does not like me. But I was very impressed by my photos on Instagram.

"It's something like a Christmas fever in the city, and it really resembles the New Year's Eve at Cathedral Square." But let's add a superstar show at Robbys Willing Wing Park. And imagine that the Lithuania World Festival is happening at the same time. In short, it would be very similar to what is happening in Barcelona Barcelona. Huge party for which there is no indifference. All the bars, restaurants and apartments are celebrating. But the main action, of course, takes place in the stadium, so it must be there – I try to explain to a girlfriend.

– And Ronaldo is there too? – She asks me even more.

– No, Ronaldo is now playing in Italy. Here are Messi! All the children of Barcelona want to be fairs. The lower you hear, the more you see it. You can even sit there – intrigue your girlfriend and get enough to go there.

Now that the summer season has not begun, you can go to Barcelona for an attractive price. For example, in March, Airbaltic offers tickets from Vilnius for 68 euros. You do not have to travel for a whole week, just a few days, like a weekend. You can fly as you like – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

This time of the year is also good because there is an important football game at this time, not in summer. Until June, the first of the most important games in Barcelona, ​​perhaps even in the semifinals or the finals. I had a dream for many years, but my travels did not match your schedule. This year, a few weeks ago, it finally happened. Night, I'll never forget. Although, as the great passers-bys explained to me, nobody attending (Barcelona vs. Real Valladolid) was just a laugh in comparison to the most serious duel.

It is important to know that Barcelona is considered the most popular football club in Europe, with a total of about 45 million followers. Therefore, there is no lack of people who want to enter any game. It is advisable to buy the tickets as quickly as possible, because they may not be available on the last day. It is true that Barcelona hosts the largest stadium in our continent, the Camp Nou, which has 99,354 people. Imagine what does this mean? No, you can not imagine until you were there.


Orij Gasanov in Barcelona

Orij Gasanov in Barcelona

© Orijus Gasanov

The easiest and easiest way to buy tickets online is on the official website of the team. However, this can also be done upon arrival in Barcelona, ​​with full boxes that are sold throughout the city, as well as with individual resellers with special attributes. There is always a picture on the neck. However, scammers are not exploited, they try to pretend as false salesmen and tickets for untrained football fans. Often, at a more expensive price, letting it be the last place in the stadium. Therefore, be careful not to buy on the street.

The stadium, as parties, must be chosen in a responsible manner. Some say that, in a race with weaker adversaries, there is no particular atmosphere, but more goals can be seen in Barcelona. Meanwhile, the tickets for major competitions can be more expensive and the good places are more difficult, but the atmosphere will be very turbulent.

There are no bad places in the stadium Camp Nou. There are only bad fanatics who do not know how to empathize. Those real and good fans of this football club are called "culés". If you want to be "culés", it is advisable to learn at least one official chant and all the most used fan before the game. True, they are not Lithuanian and English is not very safe. You should call the Spanish or local Catalan. Here are some examples:

Chant No.1: "Ole, Hello, Be Barça and The Better Thing!"

Chant n. No. 2: Blaugrana to the wind / the brave cry / we have the name he knows the whole world: Barca, Barca, Baaarca!

And its English version, the stadium also talks about tourists: Blue and lightning blowing in the wind / A crying / We have a name that everyone knows: Boat, Boat, Baaarch!


Orij Gasanov in Barcelona

Orij Gasanov in Barcelona

© Orijus Gasanov

Ticket prices depend not only on the position of the seat, but also on the league teams and equipment they play. For those who plan to travel in the near future and who wish to save, it is recommended to travel to FC FC and Spanish on March 31.

A simple ticket costs 49 euros, VIP 270 euros. The VIP ticket until March 13 between FC Barcelona and the Lyon club will cost 470 euros. The cheapest ticket prices are not yet published. Prices for April tickets start at 70 euros. However, do not be fooled, you will sit at the top of the price and players will be small, barely visible to you.

I have read many blogs of soccer fans who have added their advice. Many people suggest that they take place at the corner of the stadium, so I did. For $ 100 per person that you bought for 226 in the fourth row. I did not regret it, really cool. And fanatics are much more active than those who feel much higher.

The most important and interesting encounter called The Classical is a soccer match between two of the best clubs in Spain of Barcelona and Real Madrid. The confrontation of these teams occurs at least twice a year. Join in the League Championship, sometimes in the King's Cup or the UEFA Champions League. The meeting of these clubs always attracts a large audience. We can safely say that this is one of the most popular sporting events in the world.


Orij Gasanov in Barcelona

Orij Gasanov in Barcelona

© Orijus Gasanov

FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are more than just football. For them, it is a political event because Real represents the Kingdom of Spain and Barcelona is a Catalan. The Classic usually plays at the Camp Nou or the Santiago Bernabéu. At the moment, according to winning parties (non-friendly or exhibitions) there are draws between these teams (95 to 95). Including absolutely all the matches, Barcelona is the leader (115 against 99). However, these numbers may change soon. Your next meeting in the League is already on March 2. At present, the meeting will take place in Madrid, and the price of a ticket varies from 295 to 945 euros. Tickets are still there.

The day the football match takes place in Barcelona throughout the city, there is a special atmosphere. From lunch on, people are using attributes of fans, faces, singing support songs. There is more and more dinner.

And 2-3 hours before the meeting, it seems that there are no other things in the world, no problem, just soccer fans. This is especially true if you use public transportation. Underground trains, buses, only covered with blue and red club colors.


Orij Gasanov in Barcelona

Orij Gasanov in Barcelona

© Orijus Gasanov

Thinking about the clothes you will wear during the encounter, do not overdo it. The stadium is open, homeless, so it can be cool during the football season. Particularly the wind problems come from high-rise fans, in the cheapest places.

If you do not worry about Barcelona before the game, you can get everything inside. There are many official stores in the stadium that sell not only clothes and small goods, but also some special elements of the club. For example, posters signed by big stars. True, the prices really bite. If you want to buy a T-shirt, a lid, a bottle and a key chain, be prepared to spend 200 euros.

In the street of the stadium – a similar trade is carried out by illegal sellers. Everyone is significantly cheaper, but not original and of poor quality. Apply for a shirt with a Messi surname for 20-30 euros.

In March 2017, an extraordinary event was registered at the Estadio Camp Nou. The fanatics were so loud that they caused a real earthquake captured by seismographs. This noise came after the goal of the fateful that allowed the club to defeat the club of Paris St.Germain. Although people close to the stadium or even in the stadium do not feel shaky, the words "earthquake" say this and what they are doing there. Especially the goals.


Orij Gasanov in Barcelona

Orij Gasanov in Barcelona

© Orijus Gasanov

Many spectators arrive at the stadium one hour before the game, and so it should be done. Because there are many people, at the front door, a long tail, until you pass all the controls – it will take forty minutes. And if you want to buy a drink or snack, you will be waiting for the bar again. Do not expect much, unfortunately, but it does not offer anything very delicious there.

By comparing the Camp Nou Stadium menu with those tested in the United States, such as the New York Yankee Baseball Stadium or the AmericanAirlines Arena in the Heat Heat Miami NBA, I can safely say to Spaniards that snacks and meals in sports competitions are absolutely "motor In America I ate a very tasty steak with potatoes during a baseball game and my friends greeted very good hamburgers. NBA competition is similar. Meanwhile, the Barcelona stadium offers really unlucky, even dehydrated hot dogs for $ 4.50 or a dry panini sandwich for € 6.80. True, you can still buy corn or potato chips. That's it.


Orij Gasanov in Barcelona

Orij Gasanov in Barcelona

© Orijus Gasanov

You should also know that alcohol is prohibited at the Camp Nou Stadium. You can not carry or sell. Not only for viewers but also for companies. So if you can not see the race without a beer, you will have to fill it with your belly in advance. Or relax after one of the many bars in Barcelona. True, if you take a "warm up" on the front, do not multiply: drunken and intoxicated people in the stadium are not desirable.

If you are a smoker, you should also use patience: smoking in the stadium is prohibited since 2002.

To control the mass of 90,000 spectators, the stadium certainly has its own rules that are not subject to any exceptions. So, when you travel to the game, keep in mind that it is prohibited to bring:

Weapons and everything that can be used as a weapon. The exception is for small foldable umbrellas.

Afternoon in the long legs. Sometimes small flags are allowed with flexible plastic rods.

Drums, megaphones, trumpets and other tools.

Any pyrotechnics. You will not only enter, but you will also confiscate the ticket.

Anything that can be used to install fire: rolls of toilet paper, large posters, lasers)
Professional cameras and video cameras.

Animals.

If some of the elements that do not comply with the rules, leave them at the hotel because they can not store them safely and take them after the race. Protective things that can not be offered simply offer the door release. And if you do not agree, you will not enter.


Orij Gasanov in Barcelona

Orij Gasanov in Barcelona

© Orijus Gasanov

The interior of the stadium includes the feeling that each of your steps is being viewed. For example, a man was in the chair during a game. Two men of security jumped in a second and told them to sit down. You can show your passion for football, but you should know how to do it. And it is never better to stand on the chairs, because it is at risk and also hinders others.

Although the protection of the stadium is now very strict, there are still several incidents. True, not necessarily within the stadium. Many incidents are recorded outside, at the entrance door, where the praise of football fans is outraged that they are not allowed. Recently, most of the stories and scandals in Barcelona are among the supporters of the Barcelona and Camp Nou team opponents. The last scandal arose with Chelsea supporters who appealed to the club and demanded a penalty for their strict defense.

According to the Spanish press, terrorists who carried out bloody attacks in Barcelona on August 17, 2017 also planned to attack the Camp Nou stadium three days later. The terrorists found plans, fan attributes and lots of information about the stadium.


Orij Gasanov in Barcelona

Orij Gasanov in Barcelona

© Orijus Gasanov

In October of 2017, the Spanish politicians were convinced that the policy and the sport were very related. During the referendum on the independence of Catalonia, admirers were not admitted to the stadium, afraid of attacks by aggression and fights among the followers of different policies. Thus, the encounter took place in a completely empty stadium.

If you think that only men are watching soccer matches, you're very bad. Women, children, grandparents and grandmothers also have many viewers. For Spaniards this is not just a sporting event, but also a cultural event. Like good performance theatrical.

If you have never been interested in this sport, do not worry. How is there There are thousands of tourists in each game that are in the first and last race of the race. Those viewers, less professionals, are less active in support teams, but have a lot of photography and shooting. Especially for the Japanese, an image that they do every minute after the selfie. But this does not interfere with anybody – after all, Barcelona is a great celebration. Anyone who wants to celebrate.

After the game, the whole stadium moves to the city streets. First there are bars and restaurants around the Camp Nou. Many of them work up to 2 nights. By the way, there are many special discounts on the ticket, so be sure to check it out. If there is no discount, you can get a free snack.

There is a lot of interest in the internet if there is any place after the meeting where the football stars meet the fanatics and share autographs. Unfortunately, the answer is disappointing: there is no official reception. The game ends: the players close in the locker room and leave a break. There is almost no chance to find them face to face. However, there are few exceptions, when a star thinks of paying homage to followers and playing after the match. Then, when they're done, they do not rush to split, maybe at least one will appear on the green lawn.

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