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Barcelona to Wear Special Shirt in Honour of Recent Terror Attack Victims

Barcelona to Wear Special Shirt in Honour of Recent Terror Attack Victims

Barcelona players observed a minute's silence before Friday's morning practice.

Meanwhile, everyone around the Nou Camp marked the beginning of the game with an emotional minute of silence as a mark of respect to the victims and their families.

The Spanish city was rocked after 13 people were killed and at least 50 injured when a van ploughed into pedestrians on Las Ramblas - a popular tourist district.

Hours later attackers struck again in Cambrils, 120 kilometres south of Barcelona, where a auto rammed into pedestrians, killing one person.

However, he should be even pleased if they manage to secure a point at Camp Nou, which has always been a hard place for away teams.

"The recommendation is to go calmly, to be able to enjoy a game of football and that people can go reassured because the security presence is adequate for the number of people attending", said Albert Oliva, a spokesman for the Mossos d'Esquadra.

"The club wishes to send our support and thoughts to the victims, their families and friends as well as the people of Barcelona and its visitors", the club said in a statement.

"We are calm, we are not afraid", Valverde told a news conference.

"We have to stand up to these circumstances and the best way is by moving forward". We are all potential victims, in the metro, in football.

Madrid-based Marca wrote: "Today, we can not speak about sport".

"I do not see us taking on a Barcelona in crisis".

"The rule is to apply the maximum possible measures, and in extraordinary situations like this, apply them much more strictly".

A minute's silence will be held before all games in Spain's first and second divisions this weekend.

Wearing shirts honoring victims of the recent attacks in Spain, Barcelona opened its Spanish league season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Real Betis on Sunday.

Barcelona are likely to be without captain Andres Iniesta after he missed training because of the thigh injury that also kept him out of the Spanish Super Cup defeat by Real Madrid on Wednesday, but Valverde confirmed Gerard Pique trained after suffering a groin problem in that game. This puts things in perspective.

"'Luis Suarez's absence is an important one for us, but we have players who can come in and do the job".


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