Ultimately, the game was a bit disappointing. A disjointed attacking display from Atlético combined with a resolute Porto defence didn’t exactly make for a thriller and it was the visitors who would come closest to winning it, having a goal ruled out for a handball.
That said, it was worth going for the atmosphere. This was by far the biggest crowd at a game I’ve been at since before the start of the pandemic and having been locked out for the entirety of their title-winning campaign last season, Atlético’s fans were delighted to be back.
Anyway, here are a small selection of my photographs from the evening.