Barcelona remembers terror victims

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Barca host Real Betis (1815GMT kick-off) at the club's 99,000 capacity Camp Nou to open their La Liga campaign with the country still reeling from the most deadly attack on Spanish soil in 13 years.

BARCELONA and Real Betis paid tribute to the victims of this week's horrific terror attack on the Spanish city on Sunday evening.

The loss at the Santiago Bernabeu sealed a 5-1 aggregate win for Real, prompting defender Gerard Pique to remark that he felt inferior to Madrid for the first time in a decade.

Luis Suarez, who will be out for around a month, Andres Iniesta and Rafinha will all miss the game against Betis through injury, though, while new signing Paulinho will not feature as his paperwork has still not cleared.

Both sets of players will also wear black armbands, while Barca's players will carry "Barcelona" on the back of their shirts where their surnames would usually appear.

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The City of Barcelona and the State of Catalonia has been in a state of shock from yesterday after some terrorists attacked the innocent people in the city center of Las Rambles.

Head coach Ernesto Valverde said at a press conference on Saturday: "They are very unfortunate circumstances and from our club we give our full support to the victims".

However, Barcelona have confirmed that the Belgium global was back in training on Friday morning as Ernesto Valverde's players continued the preparation for the first La Liga encounter of the new season against Betis. "We have to do our best in the circumstances and the best way [to do that] is to continue forward".

"We know the way the world is, we are all potentially victims at any given moment, be it going to the metro station or going to a football ground". What we can not do is hide. It was a very tough day for everyone and it gives you reasons to think'.

"We would like to show our solidarity with the victims and their families in these hard times", he said. "These things put all the small problems we face in our lives everyday into perspective". "We are with the people that suffered". The available first team players were joined by new FC Barcelona player Paulinho in his first session as a blaugrana.

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