Photo of Julio César Benítez during a match

Julio César Benítez

His death was a hard blow for both his team mates and the fans, at a time when Barça was not performing well.
It happened on the day before a Barça-Madrid match, which was cancelled.

Thousands of people came to pay their last respects to Benítez as he lay in state at the Camp Nou. Mourners included Barça fans, as well as supporters of other teams.