Barcelona fans hold up scarves demanding freedom during the match against Valencia CF at the Camp Nou. Photo: AFP Barcelona fans hold up scarves demanding freedom during the match against Valencia CF at the Camp Nou. Photo: AFP
Barcelona fans hold up scarves demanding freedom during the match against Valencia CF at the Camp Nou. Photo: AFP
Andy Mitten
Opinion

Opinion

Andy Mitten

Why is Camp Nou quiet? Rain, Roma and rot as Barcelona revel in record run

Defeat by the Italians in the Champions League dulled the atmosphere against Valancia but wet weather also kept away 30,000 fans

Barcelona fans hold up scarves demanding freedom during the match against Valencia CF at the Camp Nou. Photo: AFP Barcelona fans hold up scarves demanding freedom during the match against Valencia CF at the Camp Nou. Photo: AFP
Barcelona fans hold up scarves demanding freedom during the match against Valencia CF at the Camp Nou. Photo: AFP
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Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten is a journalist and author. He founded the best-selling United We Stand fanzine as a 15-year-old. A journalism graduate, he's interviewed over 500 famous footballers past and present. His work has taken him to over 100 countries, writing about football from Israel to Iran, Brazil to Barbados. Born and bred in Manchester, he divides his time between his city of birth and Barcelona, Spain.