Every football fan's dream, and another check for our bucket list.

My friend Reggie is a Real Madrid diehard fan. He and I became very good friends in San Francisco while doing our masters. Football was always our preferred conversation topic, and for 3 years straight, his home was the meeting point to watch "El Clásico". He used to yoke that one day he was going yo invite me to the Bernabeu to watch the game live. Not five years had passed when he called and said, "You're coming to El Clásico with me".

 
First glance at The Bernabeu stadium.

First glance at The Bernabeu stadium.

Jorge and Reggie agree that this will be the next addition for Jorge's collection.

Jorge and Reggie agree that this will be the next addition for Jorge's collection.

Mandatory pictures in front of the stadium.

Mandatory pictures in front of the stadium.

Moments before the match, Reggie and Jorge discuss the possible outcome.

Moments before the match, Reggie and Jorge discuss the possible outcome.

The mounted police, alway alert for any incidents.

The mounted police, alway alert for any incidents.

At the surroundings of the stadium you can feel the great admosphere.

At the surroundings of the stadium you can feel the great admosphere.

Our first view of the pitch, not bad!

Our first view of the pitch, not bad!

Just seconds before the kickoff, you can really feel the tension and the excitement in the crowd.

Just seconds before the kickoff, you can really feel the tension and the excitement in the crowd.

As the whistle blowed, the 85,000 fans started screaming as loud as they can. It was unreal!

As the whistle blowed, the 85,000 fans started screaming as loud as they can. It was unreal!

David Villa, one of our all-time favorite players.

David Villa, one of our all-time favorite players.

Every game on the 7th minute, the entire stadium pays tribute to former player Juan Maravilla (#7) by singing,  "illa, illa, illa, Juanito Maravilla". You can learn more about him  here  .

Every game on the 7th minute, the entire stadium pays tribute to former player Juan Maravilla (#7) by singing,  "illa, illa, illa, Juanito Maravilla". You can learn more about him here.

Pretty cool view of CR7.

Pretty cool view of CR7.

From the first minute, the game is always very intense. You can tell that both teams are being super careful.

From the first minute, the game is always very intense. You can tell that both teams are being super careful.

One of the greatest, seating just a couple of feet from us.

One of the greatest, seating just a couple of feet from us.

The first goal of the game came early and the entire place went nuts!

The first goal of the game came early and the entire place went nuts!

No time to waste, Messi was already thinking about a come back.

No time to waste, Messi was already thinking about a come back.

Every single player from FC Barcelona was whistled when they read the starters line up. But as soon as they said Andres Iniesta, the whole stadium got on their feet and started clapping and cheering for him. iniesta is considered a national hero because of his goal in the 2010 World Cup final. It was such a powerful moment.

Every single player from FC Barcelona was whistled when they read the starters line up. But as soon as they said Andres Iniesta, the whole stadium got on their feet and started clapping and cheering for him. iniesta is considered a national hero because of his goal in the 2010 World Cup final. It was such a powerful moment.

Too many cracks on one single shot.

Too many cracks on one single shot.

Messi tided the game a couple of minutes before the half time.

Messi tided the game a couple of minutes before the half time.

As soon as Barca scored, the Ultras started singing even louder.

As soon as Barca scored, the Ultras started singing even louder.

Second half, and Real Madrid scored the second goal f the day.

Second half, and Real Madrid scored the second goal f the day.

Sergio Ramos, once again being the hero of the day after scoring the winning goal.

Sergio Ramos, once again being the hero of the day after scoring the winning goal.

Cristiano with another free-kick change just before the final whistle.

Cristiano with another free-kick change just before the final whistle.