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Atlético down, Athletic up

January 26, 2009
By Eduardo Alvarez
(Archive)
All the signs were clear: Atlético vs Valladolid had to be a high voltage match. A very tense week in the media for Atlético; a youthful, exuberant visiting side; and Atlético's need to win in order to contend to a Champions League spot the next season. Strong emotions guaranteed, so I accepted an invitation from a close friend and headed to the Vicente Calderón, aka the Indian Camp.

Los colchoneros are also nicknamed Los Indios (The Indians) because they paint their faces red for the ...

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