Barça won 3–1 at the Calderón in the first leg of the Spanish Cup last 16 in the 2008/09 season. / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

1) Rivaldo's riveting goal

On 10 May 1998, in the penultimate matchday of the season, Rivaldo scored one of his best goals as Barça players, surprising the Calderón with a strike from midfield. Although the goal put Barça up 1–0, Atlético ended up winning 5–2.

2) The 6–0 rout

On 20 May 2007, also in the final stages of the season, FC Barcelona got their biggest victory ever at the Calderón — a 6–0 triumph. Messi scored twice, while Zambrotta, Eto'o, Ronaldinho, and Iniesta chipped in with one apiece.

3) Ronaldinho's bicycle kick

One season later, on 1 March 2008, Ronaldinho scored his last goal in the Calderón with FC Barcelona. It was a true work of art, a bicycle kick that Abbiati couldn't stop. But just like the day that Rivaldo scored, the goal opened the scoring but Barça fell, this time 4–2.

4) Hat trick and ovation for Messi

Lionel Messi's first road hat trick came at the Calderón, precisely on 6 January 2009, in the first leg of the Spanish Cup last 16. His three goals gave Barça the victory and had the Calderón giving the Argentinian a standing ovation.

5) Homage in 2013

Two years ago FC Barcelona visited the Calderon under very special circumstances. The day before Real Madrid failed to beat Espanyol, which mathematically secured the title for the Catalans, who were applauded onto the pitch by Atlético prior to the match. The game finished with Barça winning 2–1.

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