Deulofeu stars for Barca in shadow of terror attack

Barcelona ended a hard week by beating Real Betis 2-0 at the Nou Camp in their La Liga opener on Sunday.

Football will take a back seat at the Nou Camp on Sunday as Barcelona pay tribute to the victims of the terror attack in the city.

The Catalan club also showed their support for those affected by the attack on Friday morning, with players and staff standing in a semi-circle at the club's training ground while holding a minute's silence.

Reigning league champions Real Madrid won 3-0 away to Deportivo la Coruna with Gareth Bale silencing critics with the opening goal after 20 minutes, before Casemiro doubled Madrid's lead seven minutes later.

And Setien believes the loss of one of their stars has affected the atmosphere at the Nou Camp.

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A spokesman for Mossos d'Esquadra, the Catalonia regional police force, assured supporters the security situation was adequate for the number of supporters attending and advised people to attend "calmly".

Barcelona just need to bounce back of their normal and to start their first match in the positive way against to Betis on Primera Division campaign at home.

"What happened was awful, we hope something like this never happens again".

"We are calm. Moreover, we support the reaction of the people yesterday in Plaza Catalunya that "we are not afraid"," added Valverde.

"We couldn't let that down".

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"We have to keep going with a sense of normality" Valverde concluded.

Notably, all the matches that were held in Spain across the weekend, observed a minute's silence.

Barcelona players will wear the specialized jerseys Sunday against Real Betis.

Deulofeu says that the team dedicated the 2-0 victory over Real Betis to the victims of the terrorist attacks in the city and its surroundings.

Much has been made about Real Madrid's dismantling of the Catalans in the Super Copa last week, but Barca put that behind them with a solid first half performance despite missing Luis Suarez up front, as they lead 2-0 at the break.

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On the field, Barca have had a terrible start to the season as shorn of Neymar following his world record 222 million euro ($261 million) move to Paris Saint-Germain, the Catalans were swept aside 5-1 on aggregate by Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup.


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