Marc Bartra devoted his stunning goal for Borussia Dortmund at Wolfsburg to the victims of the terrorist atrocity in Barcelona this week.
The former Barcelona player, who curled home Dortmund’s second in a 3-0 Bundesliga victory on Saturday afternoon, celebrated by kissing his black armband.
26-year-old centre-half Bartra, who was a product of Barcelona’s famous La Masia academy system, moved from the Nou Camp to Dortmund in 2016 but clearly hasn’t lost his affection for the city.
14 people died and scores were injured when a terrorist drove a white van at high speed into crowds on Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas avenue on Thursday.
Bartra’s goal helped Dortmund make a perfect start to the Bundesliga season and continued their encouraging start to life under new coach Peter Bosz, who promised attractive, attacking football this season.
There was further good news for Dortmund as Mario Gotze made his comeback after half a year on the sidelines with a metabolic disorder and the Germany international set up Christian Pulisic for the opener on 22 minutes.
Bartra then doubled their lead five minutes later, cutting into the box and curling home an excellent shot into the top corner.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made it three on the hour mark as Wolfsburg were overpowered in front of their own fans at the Volkswagen Arena.
The win comes amid Ousmane Dembele’s transfer saga, with the French forward missing training this week after being linked with a transfer to Barcelona.