Watch: Chapecoense Crash Survivor Given Nou Camp Standing Ovation

Brazilian side Chapecoense trained at Barcelona's Joan Gamper complex on Sunday evening

Emotions were running high from the off when Jakson Fullman and Neto, two of the three Chapecoense players to have survived the crash, got proceedings under way and were met with a roaring applause from the supporters in attendance. Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta welcomed the visitors, telling the stadium that "today is a very special night".

'I am not interested in looking back. Ten minutes after half time, an unassailable four goal lead was opened by a low shot from Luis Suarez at the conclusion of a swift set of passes exchanged between Messi and the Uruguayan.

"It's impossible to forget the people who have left".

Chapecoense's revival has been remarkable in 2017, thanks to the help of loanees.

"I felt good with teammates I already knew and with whom I am now starting to play with again".

Sergio Busquets found the top corner with a superb long-range effort and Messi and Luis Suarez were on target either side of half-time, while Denis Suarez came off the bench to round off a useful workout ahead of Sunday's Supercopa de Espana first leg against Real Madrid.


Barca had announced earlier in the summer that they had asked Chape to play them in the Joan Gamper Trophy match, an annual invitational game in which the Spanish club traditionally unveil their team prior to the new season. Neymar, who signed from Barcelona for a mind-boggling 222 million euros ($264 million), is presented to the PSG support prior to his new team's first game of the Ligue 1 campaign against promoted Amiens.

It was the first time Barca have taken to the field since flogging Neymar for £198million, with the Brazilian heading to Paris Saint-Germain for a fee that shattered the world record. He was among the subsitutes with Barcelona apparently wiling to let him leave if someone meets his buy-out clause.

A transfer would not be straightforward.

Barca eventually emerged as 5-0 winners on the night but the heavy scoreline didn't phase Ruschel in the slightest.

"Every player is free to decide upon their own destiny and he has decided his", he told reporters.

"It was emotional. They deserve to be here and to have had this wonderful day". Ruschel was substituted in the 36th minute, and received a standing ovation from both players and fans.

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