Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) The Spanish football league, LFP, on Friday confirmed that the opening weekend of matches of the competition will go ahead following the terrorist attacks in Barcelona which have left 13 people dead and around 100 injured, and the subsequent incident in the nearby town of Cambrils which saw five terrorists killed by police as they attempted a second assault. Also Read - Lionel Messi Loses COOL on Barcelona Supporter For Filming Him | WATCH VIDEO
The website of the LFP said the clubs in the La Liga and the Liga 123 (Spanish Second Division) will “hold a homage to the victims and their families after the tragedy which happened in the city of Barcelona”, reports Xinhua news agency. Also Read - What is BarcaGate? All You Need to Know About The Infamous Scandal Which Harms Image of Lionel Messi And Other Barcelona Greats
“La Liga has asked the Spanish Football Federation for a minute’s silence to be held in all of the games of the first weekend of competition,” it continues. Also Read - Former Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu Arrested in Camp Nou Raid For ‘BarcaGate’ Scandal
FC Barcelona open their season at home facing Real Betis in the Camp Nou on Sunday evening and the game will be played under strict security measures, while the club has announced that flags will fly at half-mast and the players will wear black armbands in memory of the victims.
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