It’s not just a stadium. It’s our home.
It’s not just a kit. It’s our skin.
We’re not only eleven. We’re millions.
We’re not just a crowd. We’re a family.
It’s not just 90 minutes. It’s a lifetime.
It’s not just a passion. It’s an emotion.
It’s not just a game. It’s our life.
Atletico Madrid represent a permanent battle against the odds; being an atletico means never giving in, always fighting to the last. Atletico Madrid are on their own, fighting against the establishment, doing it the hard way It is the people against the power. That’s why my grandfather will always be an atletico. That’s why I will be too
—  Fernando Torres, The Red Book
AFTER 63 MINUTES of tonight’s Barcelona-Atletico Madrid game at the Camp Nou, Rafinha replaced Ivan Rakitić for the hosts.
The change created a bit of history, as while Rafinha was competing for Barca, his older brother Thiago Alcântara was in action for Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final with Benfica.
Both brothers ultimately emerged victorious in the respective games, which will have made father Mazinho proud.

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