April 22, 2010 – UEFA Europa League
Atlético de Madrid 1-0 Liverpool FC
Atletico de Madrid inched past Liverpool in the first leg of their UEFA Europa Cup semifinal Thursday night thanks to an early Diego Forlan goal. Despite a few good opportunities for Liverpool, the Atletico defense held, giving them the advantage heading into the second leg at Anfield.
February 13, 2010 – La Liga
Atlético de Madrid 2-1 FC Barcelona
Atletico de Madrid handed Barcelona their first loss in the league this season in the 22nd match week. Unfortunately both of their goals was at the opposite end, so I didn’t get a good view of the goal celebrations. On the other hand, I had a very good angle for Simao’s freekick goal. I was a fraction of a second late, however, and managed to get the ball just after it passed the diving Victor Valdes.
November 8, 2009 – La Liga
Atlético de Madrid 2-3 Real Madrid
So I learned where not to sit whenever I visit the Vicente Calderon. Ended up on the south end next to the Atletico hardcore. On my right was a loud very aggressive fan yelling, trying to break things and almost getting in a fight. On my left was the stairs with people deciding that was a better location to sit than their seats, making everybody coming down bump into me. While I was in the front row, I either had people simply standing in front next to the railing or if not then still a large net across the entire end making photography pretty much impossible.