Nonetheless, this was a complete display from Barcelona after a hard week for the city, with tributes to the victims of the Las Ramblas terror attack victims made before kick off.
At the Camp Nou stadium for FC Barcelona's first league game of the season against Real Betis, both teams and fans honored the victims of Thursday's van attack in Barcelona that left 13 people dead and 120 injured.
Wearing shirts honoring victims of the recent attacks in Spain, Barcelona opened its Spanish league season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Real Betis on Sunday.
The City of Barcelona and the State of Catalonia has been in a state of shock from yesterday after some terrorists attacked the innocent people in the city center of Las Rambles.
And Setien believes the loss of one of their stars has affected the atmosphere at the Nou Camp.
A lovely minute of silence was observed before kick-off and, perhaps understandably, the atmosphere was somewhat sombre as the Camp Nou recorded an unusually low attendance of 56,480, with many supporters staying at home.
"FC Barcelona's first team's morning training session started with a minute's silence in memory of the victims of Thursday's terrorist attack in Barcelona", the club said in an official statement. "We are here to help in any way we can", Valverde told Barça TV on Friday.More news: Trump claims media 'misrepresent' his Charlottesville comments
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And on the back, instead of the individual names, every player turned out with their number and above, simply, Barcelona. What we can not do is hide.
Barcelona vs Real Betis La Liga game is scheduled for 8:15pm local time, 11:45pm IST 7:15pm BST, 2:15pm ET.
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.
Things have gone from bad to worse for Barcelona as another striker, Luis Suarez, will be out of action for a month due to knee injury.
'We are not going to yield, we are far greater and we want to live in a world of peace, without hatred and where respect and tolerance are the foundations of harmony'.
The game will also be Barcelona's first La Liga game since the sale of Neymar Jnr, to Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona have a few injury problems ahead of the fixture.
Gareth Bale scored one goal and set up another as Real Madrid started their LaLiga title defence with a confident 3-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna.