Chapecoense one legged player who survived crash gets a standing ovation in Camp Nou

Last November the football world was united in grief by the tragic plane crash involving Chapecoense. A Brazilian club on the rise, they were travelling to Colombia to take on Athletic Nacional in the Copa Sudamericana final.

Only six of the 77 passengers on board the flight survived, three of those were Chapecoense players and they were all present at Camp Nou. Alan Ruschel was even able to make his first appearance since the accident and captain his side. He came off after 35 minutes to a standing ovation.

Two other survivors, meanwhile, Neto and Jackson Follmann were unable to play a part, but they both took an honorary kick off before the game at Camp Nou.

It was emotional, not just for the players, but also for many of the 60,000 plus crowd at Camp Nou.

They stood on the pitch for a deserved applause and Ruschel received a wonderful round of applause from the Camp Nou when he was substituted off in the second half. You can see the uplifting scenes below.

The match ended 5-0 to Barcelona but this game was about much more than the result on the pitch.

The goals were shared out at Camp Nou. Gerard Deulofeu scored the first and then laid on the next two for Sergio Busquets and Lionel Messi respectively.

Luis Suarez added the fourth after the break and Denis Suarez scored the fifth, before Paco Alcacer missed a late penalty which had been won by Nelson Semedo.

 

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