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After Terror Attack, Barcelona Wins La Liga Opening Match Against Real Betis

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Days after the deadly attacks in the Catalonia, Barcelona gets a winning start on Sunday’s La Liga against Real Betis with a score of 2-0.

On Sunday, team Barcelona kicked off the La Liga with a winning streak after defeated Real Betis with two goals. However, the overall mood was a little gloomy due to the terrorist attack that Barcelona faced on Thursday.

According to reports from India Today, Lionel Messi had a lot on his shoulders, due to the absence of Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta and also, after the transfer of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain. However, his, as well as the team’s efforts, resulted in their win, which was pretty eased out.

On the other side, the defending champions, Real Madrid also emerged victorious against Deportivo La Coruna with a score that stood at 3-0. In spite of the disappointing start and the early surge, Real was successful in turning the game around with Gareth Bale opening in the 20th minute with the first goal, followed by Casemiro and then a Bale assisted Toni Kroos that led to the team’s win.

Notably, all the matches that were held in Spain across the weekend, observed a minute’s silence. Both the teams, FC Barcelona and Real Betis honored the victims of the attack which had 120 people injured and 13 people dead. Prior to the match between Barcelona and Real Betis, a minute of silence was also observed to mark respect and all the Barca players sported a black armband.

Slogans like, “Let us stand against terrorism. Terrorism has no religion,” “We are all Barcelona,” united not just the 56,000 people who were present at the Camp Nou stadium, but also the players, who choose to have “Barcelona” in place of their names on their jersey. Also, Barca goalkeeper, Marc-André ter Stegen tweeted on Saturday, “We’re playing for the whole city and for peace all over the world.”

 

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