Neymar debut in draw against Lechia Gdansk

The Brazilian wonderkid is here. Neymar made his debut with Barca last night and enjoyed his first 15 minutes for the Catalan side. The Brazilian came on in the final stretch of the second half for Alexis Sanchez and was the highlight of a friendly match that served to draw very few conclusions. It was a draw against Lechia Gdansk (2-2) and that was it.

The friendly had everyone in suspense about the dynamic duo, Neymar-Messi. Would they play together for the first time together in Poland? Jordi Roura answered the question in the 78th minute. Leo Messi came off for young Jean Marie Dongou and minutes later, the coach gave the nod to the young and talented Brazilian star. The two stars didn’t coincide at the Arena Gdansk but at least the Barca fans could see Neymar in action.

Neymar came onto the pitch and was very active from the get go. The rivals gave him the customary ‘welcome’ to European football with a carousel of kicks and hard tackles that eventually unhinged the former Santos star. Before Neymar’s debut, Barcelona were playing against a very stubborn Lechia Gdansk, who were fighting the Catalans all the way in this friendly match.

Lechia Gdansk scored first just before the first quarter of an hour against the Catalans thanks to a thunderous header from Bieniuk. Sergi Roberto evened up the scoreboard after a great move from Montoya on the right wing. Barca dominated the match but Lechia Gdansk were the ones who ended up surprising the Catalans. Their counter attacks and set pieces managed to shake the Barca defense on more than one occasion.

However, FC Barcelona came through in the end, finally ensnaring the Polish team in their own area. Grzelczak put Lechia Gdansk in front again and it was then left to Lionel Messi to even the scores again. The Argentine teamed up with Alexis Sanchez in the 56th minute to make it 2-2 and even up the match.

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    Valora en Brazilian star Neymar made his debut last night in Poland against a very stubborn Lechia Gdansk side. The Barca fans didn’t get to see him team up with Messi as they had hoped for and the Polish side gave him a customary welc….