Barcelona - Real Madrid
Barcelona and Real Madrid stars come together for Chapecoense
The Clásico fixture is not known for its solidarity but before the whistle blew for the game, both sets of players lined-up together to remember those lost in Colombia.
The game between Barcelona and Real Madrid kicked off at 16:15 local time and from the off both sets of players have demonstrated what the rivalry is all about. In the first quarter of an hour there were hefty challenges being thrown in all over the pitch with the referee happy to wave "play-on" to most.
But before the whistle was blown, the rivals came together to show their respect for those that died in the tragic plane crash in Colombia midweek. When a minute's silence or equivalent is observed, it is customary for the two sides to line up on either side of the centre circle or in one complete line, but remaining with their teammates. This time the white of Madrid merged with the blaugrana of Barça is a show of solidarity.
Putting things in perspective
The actual game will no doubt be fought to the very end - and very possibly with some bad blood thrown in - but if this week has taught us anything is that there are some things more important. The funeral for those lost is being held today.
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