Barcelona terror attack: Bundesliga, Ligue 1 to observe a minute's silence to pay tribute to victims

The German Football League say there will be a minute's silence at all Bundesliga matches to pay tribute to victims of the terrorist attacks in Barcelona.

AFP August 18, 2017 19:48:08 IST
Barcelona terror attack: Bundesliga, Ligue 1 to observe a minute's silence to pay tribute to victims

Berlin: The German Football League (DFL) say there will be a minute's silence at all Bundesliga matches this weekend to pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Barcelona.

Barcelona terror attack Bundesliga Ligue 1 to observe a minutes silence to pay tribute to victims

Horror as van rams crowd in Barcelona, Spain. AP

The German league resumes on Friday when Bayern Munich host Bayer Leverkusen in the first match of 2017/18 season and all games across Germany's top two divisions will be preceded by a minute's silence.

The DFL wants to "express its solidarity with the Spanish people and in particular with the 15 players from Spain in the first and second divisions of the Bundesliga".

Spain's La Liga also returns on Friday under the shadow of terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that killed 14 and left more than a hundred injured.

Spanish police have arrested four suspects over the twin attacks and killed five "suspected terrorists".

A minute's silence will also be held before Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches this weekend in tribute to the victims of Thursday's terror attacks in Spain, the French league announced on Friday.

"In a gesture of respect and solidarity with the victims of the tragedy in Barcelona yesterday, the LFP has decided to observe a minute's silence at all the matches," the LFP revealed in a statement.

The German and French marks of respect follow a decision by Spain's La Liga to stage a minute's silence across all its games in the top two divisions at the weekend.

Updated Date:

also read

Premier League: Manchester United agree deal to sign Real Madrid's Raphael Varane
Sports

Premier League: Manchester United agree deal to sign Real Madrid's Raphael Varane

No fee has been disclosed but British media reported value the deal at £34 million ($47 million) rising to £48 million with add-ons.

Serie A: Real Madrid midfielder Brahim Diaz rejoins AC Milan on two-year loan
Sports

Serie A: Real Madrid midfielder Brahim Diaz rejoins AC Milan on two-year loan

He scored two goals in 21 games in Madrid before joining Milan last season on loan, scoring seven goals in 39 appearances for the northern Italian outfit.

AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC to face Eagles FC in playoff match in Maldives on 15 August
Sports

AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC to face Eagles FC in playoff match in Maldives on 15 August

The AFC confirmed that the playoff and group stage (South) matches of the second-tier continental club competition will be held in the Maldives.