Barcelona alleviated right into life without Neymar by honoring Chapecoense, the Brazilian side still recovering from a disastrous airplane crash that eliminated 19 players and 24 club officials in 2015, in a 5-0 pleasant win on Monday.

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On an emotional night for the visitors, Chapecoense were captained by Alan Ruschel, among only three gamers to make it through the collision, on his go back to activity.

Ruschel was signed up with by the two other survivors Nieto as well as Jakson Follmann from the squad who got on their way to encounter Atletico Nacional in the final of the Copa Sudamericana when the airplane crashed right into the Colombian mountains on 28 November last year, killing 71 people.

Nieto and Follmann, that had his appropriate leg cut off after the crash, both broke down in rips as they were invited to take an honorary kick-off in front of a crowd of 65,000 at the Camp Nou.

Funds raised from the match will “help Chapecoense rebuild institutionally and recover the competitive level it had before the tragedy”, Barca said in a statement.

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