Maybe we saw something historic last night. In the annals it will go down as the first time the Wanda Metropolitano opened its doors for a Champions League match. It is said that an architectural space only comes to life with a human presence, yet all the English commentators and pundits, including some well-known ex-footballers, showered the stadium with praise before it had filled up with atléticos.
But the Metropolitano demands a little more of everyone. The fans found their voices, which may no longer create an ear-splitting noise like in the Calderón, but still enveloped the stadium as a threatening chant.
Chelsea lead the Premier League renaissance
Chelsea turned in their best performance for many years. They understood what was necessary at all times. They attacked with ambition, and established a rapid rhythm without losing their precision. Are we seeing the return of English clubs to the upper echelons of European football? They have exceptional players, coaches with a winning mentality, and in the Premier League, an intense competition. Our cycle of Spanish dominance has lasted for a long while. Did we see the point of inflection last night?