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Barcelona 3 Las Palmas 0

Barcelona 3 Las Palmas 0

In an eerily quiet Camp Nou, Barcelona maintained their 100% start to the season.

With the events outside the stadium, namely the Catalonian independence referendum, causing grave concerns about the game being safe to play, the fixture was, at one stage, called off, only for it to be decided that it would go ahead in an empty stadium, with all supporters locked out.

With the players voices and those of the touchline staff being the only noises heard Barcelona struggled to get going early on. The first decent chance, for Barcelona, didn`t come until the 21st minute when a free-kick from Lionel Messi proved a fine save from the Las Palmas goalkeeper, Leandro Chichizola.

Paulinho was the next to have a good chance but the Brazilian could only succeed in glancing his header wide.

In fact, Barcelona could have gone into the half-time break trailing after Jonathan Calleri struck a post.

The half-time break saw Valverde make some changes with Iniesta and Rakitic coming on and it wasn`t soon before Barcelona edged ahead when Busquets was on hand to glance home a corner from Messi.

Las Palmas tried to respond and Ousmane Tannane saw his shot drift wide before Barcelona went up a gear and doubled their lead. It came courtesy of Messi who, in the 70th minute, rounded Chicizola to net.

The game was wrapped up seven minutes later when Messi was on hand to finish off a perfect through ball from Denis Suarez, ensuring the three points went to Barcelona.

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Writer:St. George
Date:Sunday October 1 2017
Time: 6:02PM

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