Eerie Photos From Barcelona’s Match Played Behind Closed Doors

Barcelona defeated Las Palmas 3-0 on Sunday in a match played behind closed doors due to the Catalan referendum.

Two goals from Lionel Messi and one from Sergio Busquets saw Barcelona defeat Las Palmas 3-0 on Sunday to maintain their perfect record in league play after seven matches. Barcelona’s request to have the match postponed due to the day’s events surrounding the Catalonia independence referendum was denied, and the match went ahead behind closed doors with defender Gerard Pique calling it the “worst experience” of his professional career.

“We all gave our opinions [in the dressing room], there were pros and cons for playing, but in the end, we decided to play,” said Pique. “I understand that there are supporters who do not understand that decision.”

Failure to play the match would’ve resulted in a forfeit and three-point deduction for Barca. “It was strange, it wasn’t normal,” said Busquets. “Today’s events marked the game. I don’t like at all that it had to be like this.”

 

The Camp Nou
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The Barcelona match was played behind closed doors at the Camp Nou.

Europe's Biggest Soccer Stadium Stands Empty
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Camp Nou is empty for Sunday's match against Las Palmas.

The Status Of The Match Was In Doubt 25 Minutes Before Kick Off
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Camp Nou behind closed doors

 

DEMOCRACY
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Camp Nou behind closed doors

Lionel Messi vs. Las Palmas
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Camp Nou behind closed doors

The Gates Are Shut
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Camp Nou behind closed doors

If A Tree Falls In A Forest...
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Camp Nou behind closed doors

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