Neymar getting into his role against Malaysia

Neymar enjoyed his role at the last game of Barcelona’s pre season tune up in Asia. The Catalan club won by a comfortable 3 goals to 1 and Neymar took firm hold of the reins with Messi absent from the pitch due to muscle fatigue. On the downside, Cesc Fabregas suffered an ankle injury that rules him out of the Ecuador – Spain match. More about this post here

Pedro and Jordi Alba miss training in Malaysia ahead of final match

Barca’s Pedro and Jordi Alba missed the first training session in Malaysia yesterday ahead of the final match as part of the club’s pre-season in Asia. Jordi Alba has a cold and Pedro is suffering from a bruised calf muscle he picked up in Barca’s last game against Thailand. However, Tello and Dos Santos have trained with the rest of the squad. More on Jordi Alba and Pedro