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What Barca Fans Did In First Match Without Messi

With Barcelona having played their first competitive match since Lionel Messi's shock departure from the club, here is what the club's fans did to mark the occasion on the weekend.

Click through the gallery above to see some images of Barca fans paying tribute to Messi!

Ronald Koeman's side began the 2021/22 LaLiga season with an enthralling 4-2 victory over Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou on Sunday evening.

While the occasion saw Barca supporters celebrate four goals as a result of entertaining and attacking football, there was also a touching moment in the first half when fans around the ground passionately chanted Messi's name.

In the 10th minute, shouts of "Messi" could be heard around the stadium, as the video below captures.

It was recently reported that Blaugrana supporters attending games at the club's home ground will chant the legendary Argentine's name in the 10th minute of every game going forward.

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This is, of course, in reference to the No. 10 jersey Messi donned in Barcelona colours after inheriting it from Ronaldinho ahead of the 2008/09 season.

Did you see the incredible images of Messi meeting his new teammates at Paris Saint-Germain? 

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