‘Lovely to be back’: La Liga fans finally return on emotional weekend | Sid Lowe

Supporters of champions Atlético Madrid and second division winners Espanyol could at last see their teams in action

“I had waited a long time to live this moment,” Marcelino Garcí­a Toral said, speaking for so many. Since he took over from Gaizka Garitano in January, the Athletic Club manager has won the Spanish Super Cup, been at two Copa del Rey finals and seen his team beat Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid, but he hadn’t seen this. This, he said when at last the place they call the cathedral had fallen quiet again, was “extraordinary.”

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This photo from @sidlowe outside San Mamés last night is one of our all-time favourites. Football. pic.twitter.com/AtaxO2KSZg

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Real Betis 1-1 Cádiz
Alavés 0-1 Real Mallorca
Espanyol 0-0 Villarreal
Granada 1-1 Valencia
Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Barcelona
Real Sociedad 1-0 Rayo Vallecano
Atlético Madrid 1-0 Elche
Levante 3-3 Real Madrid

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