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Amazing video emerges of Barcelona vs Las Palmas in empty Camp Nou

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It's very rare that domestic league games in Europe are played behind closed doors, but that's exactly what happened to Barcelona last weekend.

Due to the controversy surrounding the Catalan referendum, which resulted in violence and injuries, Barca played Las Palmas in a completely empty Camp Nou.

Ernesto Valverde's side ended up 3-0 victors thanks to goals from Lionel Messi (2) and Sergio Busquets, but it was a hard game for everyone involved given the circumstances.

An emotional Gerard Pique confirmed as much in a post-match interview, saying he has never experienced anything like it in professional football.

"It was a really difficult game to play," Pique told reporters, in tears. "It was my worst experience as a professional.

"We all gave our opinions [in the dressing room], there were pros and cons for playing, but in the end, we decided to play. I understand that there are supporters who do not understand that decision."

Barcelona's board wanted the game to be postponed but were told they would potentially face punishment and forfeiting the game if they did.

The game went ahead and now amazing footage, per La Liga Subtitles, has emerged showing just how eery it was at the Camp Nou.

In the video below, which is subtitled for English viewers, you can genuinely hear everything the players are saying, including Luis Suarez and Pique.

In one instance, Pique complains to the match officials when a goal kick is given instead of a corner by saying: "Are you f***ing kidding me? I headed it downwards."

And in another, Suarez goes down trying to win a penalty but Las Palmas' goalkeeper tells him: "I didn't touch you," before the referee books him and adds: "You can't do that, dude."

BARCA VS LAS PALMAS IN SILENT CAMP NOU

How good is that? Suarez's infamous moment at the end of the game is also shown, where he misses a chance and screams: "F***ing hell, Luis," before ripping open his shirt.

Watching Barcelona play against Las Palmas in a dead quiet stadium was bizarre, but there's no denying it's interesting to hear what the players actually say mid-game.

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