Barcelona v Real Betis preview: Clubs to pay tribute after Barcelona attacks
Last Updated: 20/08/17 7:35pm
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 club's first La Liga game of the season against Real Betis - live on Sky Sports Football from 7.10pm - promises to be a highly emotional occasion as players, staff and spectators remember the 14 people who died and dozens who were injured on Thursday.
The players will take to the pitch wearing unique shirts for the match to pay respect after vehicles ploughed into pedestrians in the busy tourist area of Las Ramblas and the nearby seaside town of Cambrils.
Names will be dropped from the back of the tops, replaced by 'Barcelona', with the hashtag '#TotsSomBarcelona' ('We Are All Barcelona') on the front.
The players will also wear black armbands, while a minute's silence will be held - a tribute to be made at all matches across Spain.
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. It was a very tough day for everyone and it gives you reasons to think."
The match will be Barcelona's first league game since the world-record departure of Neymar to PSG and the club have so far been unsuccessful in their pursuit of a replacement, having had another bid for Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho knocked back.
And Setien believes the loss of one of their stars has affected the atmosphere at the Nou Camp.
"The departure of Neymar is a shock that has affected the mood of everyone," he said.
Barcelona are also struggling with injuries to key players; Luis Suarez is out with a knee problem, while captain Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique are both doubts.
Iniesta did not train on Saturday, while Pique did take part and Valverde will assess how he reacts before finalising his team.
"Luis Suarez's absence is an important one for us, but we have players who can come in and do the job," said Valverde.