BARCELONA, Spain (AP) 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. Players had the word “Barcelona” instead of their names on the back of their shirts, and the Catalan hashtag “TOTSSOMBARCELONA” (We are all Barcelona) was on display around the Camp Nou stadium. The message was also shown on the stadium’s large screens, as well as on many banners carried by fans. An emotional minute’s silence was held before the game as the music of Catalan cellist Pau Casals played in the background. Before the minute was up, the more than 55,000 fans at the stadium broke into a round of applause
A roundup of Saturday’s action from around Spain and Italy’s top flights…… [ MORE: PL roundup — United rolls past Swansea, Arsenal falls to Stoke ] Girona 2-2 Atletico Madrid Everything that could go wrong did on Saturday for Atletico Madrid, but
Paris Saint-Germain star Julian Draxler has no shortage of suitors from the Premier League as he weighs up his future at Parc des Princes, according to the Mirror. The arrival of Neymar and the possible signing of Kylian Mbappe has heightened speculation that the Germany international will have a limited role if any at PSG this season. Real Madrid are planning a bid of around £46 million for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, according to The Sun .