Tebas has repeatedly declared his opposition to Catalonia’s drive for independence and stated that a declaration would result in the region’s most famous club and 24-times champions Barcelona being expelled from the top flight, along with Espanyol and Girona.
Barcelona lost its perfect La Liga record and salvaged a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid with a late equaliser by Luis Suarez.
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Real Madrid beat Catalan club Espanyol 2-0 with a pair of goals by Isco in a match in which Madrid fans displayed cards with the Spanish flag colors.
If Barcelona had suspended the game without the consent of the Spanish football federation, they would have automatically lost the game 3-0 and had a further three points deducted.
The Catalan Football Federation (FCF) had already cancelled all games in the fourth tier and regional and amateur games.
It was the fourth win in the last five matches for Sevilla, which had its unbeaten streak halted at Atletico Madrid in the previous round.
The Nou Camp has witnessed displays of pro-secession fervour in recent years, including chants of “independence” which take place after 17 minutes and 14 seconds in a match to mark the 1714 siege of Barcelona.
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Barcelona scored in fortunate circumstances when Coates bundled into his own net under pressure from Luis Suarez in the 49th minute.
Barcelona was helped by two own goals from Girona as it eased to a 3-0 win and kept its perfect record in the Spanish league.
Things have changed quickly in favor of the low-key, hard-working Brazilian. Paulinho has two goals, including a late winner against Getafe last weekend, and showed some of the prowess that led him to success in Brazil and made him an indisputable starter for his national team.
A crisis over Catalonia’s latest push for independence came to a head this week as Spanish police raided Catalan government offices and arrested officials to halt the referendum on Oct. 1, sparking mass protests in Barcelona and several other Catalan cities.
FC Barcelona said in a statement, “We publicly expresses its support for all people, entities, and institutions that work to guarantee these rights. FC Barcelona will continue to support the will of the majority of Catalan people, and will do so in a civic, peaceful and exemplary way.”
Lionel Messi struck four goals as Barcelona romped to a 6-1 win over Eibar to extend their lead at the top of La Liga and maintain their 100 percent record.