Last night was the Rome Final 2009 of the UEFA Champions League. It is the most important European football cup. It was between Manchester United and Barcelona. Rome was packed for the big event. The night before, we walked past the Trevi Fountain and saw a huge crowd of Barcelona fans had congregated and were chanting over and over again for Barcelona. We went out to watch the big game because we do not have a TV in our apartment. Most of the bars were shut down because Rome had stopped selling alcohol from 11 PM Tuesday night and would not sell it again until Thursday morning. The bars that were open were packed with fans straining to see the TV. Barcelona won 2-0! I have never watched a European football game before and I know nothing about the sport but it was very exciting to watch with all of the passionate fans that invaded Rome.
Barcelona fans crowding the Trevi Fountain Tuesday night.