Barcelona 3 Las Palmas 0

Barcelona 3 Las Palmas 0

Barcelona 3 Las Palmas 0

Barcelona were keen to postpone Sunday's fixture amid fears of supporters' safety, while La Liga pushed for the clubs to go ahead with the game in spite of the chaos taking place outside the stadium.

Because of this the Barcelona board contacted the league's officials to request the Spanish top flight clash take place on a different day, however were warned they would be sentenced to a 3-0 defeat and potentially a six-point loss if they did not field a side.

General view of the empty stadium during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Las Palmas as the game is being played behind closed doors at Camp Nou, Barcelona October 1, 2017.

THOUSANDS of Barcelona fans were left out in the cold today as their game against Las Palmas had to be played behind closed doors.

"We're very sorry, and we've decided, instead of cancelling the game, like we wanted, to play it behind closed doors".

Police have baton-charged and fired rubber bullets to disperse crowds in Barcelona and other towns and cities.

The weird circumstances of the Barcelona game appeared to affect the home side in the first half as they lacked energy and imagination, mustering only two shots on goal - an early strike from Sergi Roberto and a wayward header from Paulinho.

"We tried to suspend the game all day long but it wasn't possible", Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu said.

With not many people expecting them to even collect a single point at Barcelona, Las Palmas will be under no pressure, which could also get the best out of their players on Sunday.

Barcelona beat Las Palmas 3-0, with a brace to Lionel Messi following Sergio Busquets' opener.

With no fans allowed in the ground, it bears asking how this supporter managed to make it inside the Camp Nou, let alone rush the pitch itself. "But, in place of calling the game off, we've made a decision to play it in an exceptional manner: without fans".

The vote had been declared illegal by the country's ruling Partido Popular, and there were violent scenes as police were deployed to stop people voting.

The Barcelona team wore shirts based on the Catalan flag before the game began today.

"He's not exhausted. He's missed a lot of games and he's very disappointed because he hasn't scored in La Liga yet, but that's football", Zidane added.

This goal thanks to the great service Denis Suarez who thrust the breakthrough bait on Messi who escaped the offside trap. The duo can scare any defence in world football, and Las Palmas will need to be strong at the back to contain Messi and Suarez.

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