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No Lionel Messi, no problem as Barcelona take 'leap into unknown' with victory.

BARCELONA - Barcelona began existence without Lionel Messi by overcoming Real Sociedad 4-2 in their La Liga opener at the Camp Nou on Sunday regardless of whether fans let it out felt like "a jump into the obscure". 


Skipper Gerard Pique gave them a nineteenth moment lead with his 50th objective for the club. 


Martin Braithwaite tracked down the net in first half injury time and in the 59th moment. Sergi Roberto added a fourth as of now of the game. 


A little more than 20,000 fans were in participation as groups returned interestingly since the pandemic. 


Notwithstanding, they needed to pause their breathing at one phase when Sociedad returned from 3-0 down to get to 3-2 because of objectives from 20-year-old Julen Lobete in the 82nd moment and a 30-meter free-kick from captain Mikel Oyarzabal three minutes after the fact. 


Messi's memory waited substantial over the Camp Nou on Sunday notwithstanding the expulsion of a monster photo of the Argentine whiz from the passageway in the wake of his transition to France. 


A few flags were set up well before start off venting the fans outrage towards president Joan Laporta. 


One read "Laporta, Barca isn't your business", while another announced "Barca indeed, Laporta no!" 


"It was a major passionate blow," said 23-year-old Barca fan Adria De Lucas. 


"I was in my room when I saw the news. I began sending messages to every one of my companions, and nobody trusted it. It was sincerely hard." 


"We will be exceptionally serious and we will battle for titles as far as possible. We won't have his ability, however we have demonstrated that we would all be able to play together." 


La Liga champions Atletico Madrid got their season in progress with a 2-1 success at Celta Vigo. 


Heavenly messenger Correa gave Atletico the lead following 23 minutes in the wake of being set up by Thomas Lemar. 


Correa added a second objective in the 64th moment only five minutes after Iago Aspas had pulled Celta level from the punishment spot. 


In any case, the game was damaged by a mass fight in the end arranges following a foul on Atletico striker Luis Suarez. 


Red cards were wielded for Hugo Mallo of Celta and Mario Hermoso of Atletico. 


In Sunday's late game, Sevilla crushed Rayo Vallecano 3-0 with Moroccan worldwide Youssef En-Nesyri scoring a first-half punishment before new Argentine select Erik Lamela got two. 


Vallecano played 75 minutes a man diminutive get-togethers Luca Zidane, the child of French football legend Zinedine, was red-checked for cutting down Oussama Idrissi in the move which prompted the punishment. 


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As Barca attempt to fill the Messi-sized hole, just as swelling obligations of more than 1.2 billion euros ($1.6 billion), Real Madrid got off to a flier on the pitch as a support from French veteran striker Karim Benzema brought a 4-1 triumph at Alaves on Saturday. 


The success, accomplished with additional objectives from Nacho and Vinicius permitted Carlo Ancelotti to praise the beginning of his second spell in control with a triumph. 


A Joselu punishment for the hosts was a minor flaw after Real guardian Thibaut Courtois, showing up seriously, cut down John Guidetti. 


In other activity on Saturday, Cadiz and Levante separated 1-1 as did Mallorca and Real Betis while the match among Osasuna and Espanyol finished in a goalless impasse. 


There are two matches on Monday as Villarreal go facing Granada while Elche meet Athletic Bilbao. 


Valencia got this show on the road Friday and stashed three focuses after an early Carlos Soler punishment was sufficient to see them defeat Getafe 1-0.

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