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  1. Match being played behind closed doors
  2. Decision follows unrest in city on day of Catalan independence referendum
  3. Game only confirmed as going ahead 25 minutes before kick-off

Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye for now

    It's a day when football doesn't matter as much, at least 460 people were injured as police used force to try to prevent voting in Catalonia's independence referendum today.

    But at least the club will have brought some joy to Barcelona fans, as they made it seven wins from seven in La Liga.

    Can Real Madrid break into the top four when they host another Barcelona team, Espanyol, at 19:45 BST. Join us on the BBC Sport website and app later on to find out.

    La Liga table
  2. Rafinha has knee surgery

    Barcelona have just revealed that midfielder Rafinha has had surgery today.

    A statement read: "The first-team player Rafinha underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on Sunday on his right knee.

    "It is worth remembering that the Barca number 12 is yet to feature for the team this season and that he underwent similar surgery on the internal meniscus of his right knee on 7 April of this year."

  3. Post update

    Barcelona's scoreboard today simply read democracia, which you might be able to guess means democracy.

  4. Busquets briefed before interview

    Andy West

    Spanish football writer at Nou Camp

    Interesting sight post-match: as Sergio Busquets waits to give a TV interview pitchside, he is being intensely briefed by two suited club officials.

    No doubt they want to ensure that Busquets – who is Catalan and has been with the club from his teens – doesn’t stray from the club’s version of why the game took place behind closed doors.

  5. Messi's landmarks

    Lionel Messi - who netted twice today - has scored 45 goals for Barcelona in 2017, at least 14 more than any other La Liga player (in all competitions).

    His cross for Sergio Busquets' goal was his 139th La Liga assist, and his 100th at the Nou Camp in all competitions.

    Today he moved up to third on the all-time list of Barcelona appearances (594) - knocking Carles Puyol into fourth.

    Xavi (767) and Andres Iniesta (639) are the top two

  6. Post update

    Barcelona did not want to play today, but they didn't want to lose the points either.

    In footballing terms, the decision has paid off and Barca make it seven wins from seven at the start of the La Liga season.

    Barcelona celebrate

    Barcelona 3-0 Las Palmas

    it's all over. Barcelona win a strange game on a strange day.

  8. Post update

    Barcelona 3-0 Las Palmas

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez comes off because his shirt is ripped to shreds. Only seconds left so doubt he'll be back.


    Barcelona 3-0 Las Palmas

    We're into two minutes of injury time, Luis Suarez fires an effort just wide of goal.


    Barcelona 3-0 Las Palmas

    Luis Suarez has the ball in the net as he bicycle kicks in an Ivan Rakitic pass over the top, but he nudged a defender to lose his defender so it's a free out.

    Luis Suarez
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    Barcelona 3-0 Las Palmas

    Las Palmas probably deserve to score and Oussama Tannane drags a shot across goal and wide.


    Barcelona 3-0 Las Palmas

    Final change for Barcelona, Andres Iniesta - who only came on at half-time - has been replaced by Andre Gomes.

    The first time Iniesta hasn't had a standing ovation coming off at the Nou Camp probably...

  13. Post update

    Barcelona 3-0 Las Palmas

    Free-kick to Barcelona. Lionel Messi for his hat-trick? No, he steps over the ball and Luis Suarez curls it wide.

  14. Post update

    Barcelona 3-0 Las Palmas

    Las Palmas have collapsed now and keeper Leandro Chichizola has to run 20 yards out of his box to deny Andres Iniesta as Barca were about to break through in numbers.

  15. GOAL - Barcelona 3-0 Las Palmas

    Lionel Messi

    It's all over now and Lionel Messi has his 11th La Liga goal of the season. Ivan Rakitic finds Luis Suarez, whose first-time pass is tapped home by Messi.

    A bit harsh on Las Palmas' first-half performance.

    Lionel Messi celebrates
  16. Post update

    Barcelona 2-0 Las Palmas

    Las Palmas are winning on passes, passes completed and possession. Very unusual for a Barcelona game. Losing 2-0 on goals though...

  17. Post update

    Barcelona 2-0 Las Palmas

    Andy West

    Spanish football writer at Nou Camp

    He might not be Catalan but it would have been right if Lionel Messi, the idol of the nation, hadn’t scored today, would it? He made the finish look easier than it really was, but the contribution of former Manchester City trainee Denis Suarez was wonderful – a quite Messi-esque pass, in fact.

    The pitch invader who ran on after the goal must be one of history’s most impressive exponents of his art… how on earth did he get in? Pulling off a pitch invasion in a behind-closed-doors game is worthy of recognition, for sure. Not clear what the piece of paper he was waving around was all about.

  18. Post update

    Barcelona 2-0 Las Palmas

    Las Palmas are hanging on now with 17 minutes left. Great work by Luis Suarez finds Jordi Alba, but his cross is held by the keeper.

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    Barcelona 2-0 Las Palmas

    A protester got onto the pitch somehow after that goal and he's dragged off by security. No idea how he got into the ground.

  20. GOAL - Barcelona 2-0 Las Palmas

    Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi has his goal. He's into double figures in La Liga.

    Denis Suarez plays a great reverse pass to Messi, who sends keeper Leandro Chichizola to the ground before rounding him and tapping into an empty net.

    Game over surely.

    Lionel Messi celebrates