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FC Barcelona to play without names

FC Barcelona to play without names

The Blaugrana doubled their lead soon after as Sergi Roberto stabbed one into the back of the net from close range to net his first ever La Liga goal.

He said: "I would like to send my solidarity and my support for the victims of the tragic event in Barcelona, my city".

With Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta missing through injury, the lineup named by Ernesto Valverde for the meeting with Real Betis had some suggesting it was one of the weakest Barcelona elevens in years - even though Lionel Messi was one of those to feature.

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So, the Barcelona should play by using their current strength against Real Betis on this Sunday.

Instead of player names, the backs of the shirts were splashed with the word "Barcelona", while other tributes were paid before kick-off.

Players posted their own messages of support on social media in the aftermath of the attack, while they also held a minute's silence before training on Friday.




The most famous Spanish tourist city La Rambla was rocked after 13 people were killed and at least 50 injured when a van ploughed into pedestrians.

As the minutes ticked by the Barcelona dominance continued, however again clear chances were hard to come by, with Messi the only player to fashion a notable shot on goal after a signature bending attempt clipped the outside of the left-hand post.

Catalonia's regional police force confirmed there would be additional officers on duty outside both the Camp Nou and for Girona's meeting with Atletico Madrid on Saturday, just over 50 miles northeast of Barcelona.

Lionel Messi looked lively but wasn't able to score his 350th goal in La Liga.

The skipper was sent off after picking up a second yellow card following an aerial challenge with Borja Valle, but the points were already in the bag. Deportivo were left to rue two big opportunities missed by Florin Andone in the first 10 minutes, whilst the Romanian worldwide also saw a late penalty saved by Keylor Navas.

Real Madrid's Toni Kroos, left, is congratulated by Real Madrid's Gareth Bale after scoring a goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Deportivo and Real Madrid at the Riazor stadium in A Coruna, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017.

The Catalan giants unsurprisingly dominated possession during the opening half of football and nearly opened the scoring with 35 minutes gone but Lionel Messi was denied by the woodwork from a free-kick.

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