Barca through to the last 16 of La Copa del Rey

Barcelona didn’t disappoint last night at the Camp Nou and got through to the last 16 of La Copa del Rey by beating minnows Cartagena by 3 goals to nil. Goals came from pedro, Tello and Neymar and the Brazilian is the only Azulgrana to have scored in all competitions this season. More on this second leg match of La Copa del Rey

Tough game against Villareal ends 2-1 for the Catalans

It was a tough game last night at the Camp Nou for Martino’s men against Villareal which was finally unlocked in the 30th minute via a penalty from Neymar. The Brazilian grabbed a brace in this 2-1 win for Barca with Musacchio scoring from a corner for Marcelino’s men to make it 1-1 until Neymar came up with the goods again and sentenced the match. Match report

Neil Lennon: “Maybe Neymar exaggerates a little when there’s contact”

Celtic manager Neil Lennon, maintained his opinion yesterday that Neymar Jr “maybe exaggerates when he is fouled”, but then clarified that it was “logical” because he is still young and lacks “maturity.” Lennon was still angry about the way his Celtic captain Scott Brown got sent off for the foul on Neymar which in Lennon’s opinion, was exaggerated by the Brazilian. More on Neil Lennon and Celtic

Neymar is beginning to lead Barcelona

It appears that Brazilian wizard Neymar has not needed any adaptation period at his new club needing just 17 games to adapt to Barcelona and European football. He began adding to Barcelona’s squad and now finds himself in a position where he is leading it. Read more about Neymar

Martino rests Neymar, Alexis and Alves

Neymar, Alves and Alexis were rested by Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino after coming back from international duty at the weekend. They are due to get back in training today at 18:00. Meanwhile, Messi, Mascherano and Puyol have been training with the main squad this week and could make the squad for the weekend providing they are given the all-clear by Barca’s medics.More on this story

Messi is a genius says Neymar Junior

FC Barcelona’s Brazilian astro Neymar gave an interview to Titan, one of China’s leading sports newspapers and called his striking partner Leo Messi a “genius”.

Neymar repeated that “it is an honour for me to play by his side. Hopefully I’ll be able to help him on the field, because off it, he’s also very good person,” said the Brazilian. More about Neymar and Messi

Neymar shows off talent with goal for Brazil

Barcelona’s Neymar scored one of the two goals to beat South Korea in a friendly match in Seoul on Friday. West London club Chelsea’s Oscar got the second in a game that had no clear leader in the first half. The second half changed when the dynamic duo got more chances but ran out of time to improve on the final 2 nil scoreline. More on Neymar and Oscar

Why does nobody believe Neymar?

He’s the most fouled player in the Spanish League and he’s ended up on the ground the most times as a consequence of some tough tackling. However, no one believes Neymar’s going to ground is a result of the foul committed on him. Most fans, except of course Barca’s own fans, think that Neymar goes down too much and that he ends up on the ground at the slightest touch. Continue reading