And it’s four… Suarez gets his double and Messi with the assist to cap off a wonderful night for Fc Barcelona as they emphaticly defeated title rivals Real Madrid in the first El Classico of the season. ( Sorry Madrid fans )
Fc Barcelona open up a six point gap over Real in the title race. Suarez and Neymar have scored almost every goal for the Catalan club in Messi’s absence. Now that Messi is back , other clubs will feel the full wrath of the mighty Catalan giants when they visit the home of the European Champions, Camp Nou.
Camp Nou is the home of Fc Barcelona, one of the world’s best football clubs. It is also a popular attraction for visitors. Construction of the stadium began in 1955 to 1957 before it was officially opened on 24th September 1957. It is the biggest stadium in Europe, with a capacity of around 99,000 ( fcbarcelona, 2016).
The stadium has taken part in a few several matches in international and club football. In 1982, Spain hosted the FIFA World Cup and Camp Nou was the venue of several matches. It played host to the European Cup final between Ac Milan and Fc Steaua ( 4-0 ) in 1989. In 1999, Manchester United scored two astonishing injury time goals to defeat Fc Bayern Munchen in the UEFA Champions League final, which was at the Camp Nou as well ( wikipedia, 2016).
At first, the name of the stadium was ‘Estadi del Fc Barcelona’ before club members voted for the stadium to be officially known as ‘Camp Nou’ ( fcbarcelona, 2016).
Camp Nou ( the ‘new ground’ ) had its capacity expanded to 120,000 for the purposes of 1982 FIFA World Cup held in Spain. The capacity was later reduced to 99,000 in the late 90’s ( fcbarcelona, 2016).
There are many incredible features in the stadium as well. The FCB Musuem exhibits all of Fc Barcelona’s 23 La Liga titles and 5 Champions League titles. Relieve all the jubilant moments of last year’s treble winning side in a special area. For all you Messi fans out there, there is the Messi space ( all of his personal accolades…) ( fcbarcelona, 2016).
At the moment, Fc Barcelona look impeccable with a fearsome front three and classy, brilliant midfield maestros. Camp Nou will surely not be without cheers and roars from passionate football fans.
More info on its official site here.