“We’re more attractive now,” Marc-André ter Stegen says. The last time Barcelona played in the Europa League, there were 79,468 people at the Camp Nou; the problem was that half of them were supporting the other team. That April night last year, Eintracht Frankfurt brought more than 35,000, stands swathed in white. “It was tough, it didn’t feel like we were at home,” the goalkeeper admits, but he knows it won’t happen again, starting with Manchester United on Thursday night.
A new generation is emerging at the Camp Nou, led by a goalkeeper who represents the past, present and future of the club