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  • Neymar yet to reach physical peak: Clarence Seedorf 4 days ago

    Rio de Janerio: Former Dutch international midfielder Clarence Seedorf has praised the development of Barcelona forward Neymar and said the Brazilian is yet to reach his physical peak. Neymar has scored 27 goals from 37 matches this term after netting 15 times in 41 appearances in his debut season at the...
  • La Liga: Luis Enrique plays down Neymar substitution sulk 4 days ago

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has sought to play down Neymar's petulant reaction when the Brazil forward was substituted in Saturday's 2-2 La Liga draw at Sevilla. Neymar, who scored a superb free kick to make it 2-0 to Barca after Lionel Messi's opener, was clearly furious at being replaced by...
  • It's a privilege to see Messi play every week, says Ruud Gullit 5 days ago

    Shanghai: Legendary Ruud Gullit does not endorse the criticism that Lionel Messi faces for not being able to guide his team to World Cup triumph as Dutch legend feels privileged to be able to watch the Argentine artist at work week after week. "If you need to find something (fault), you...
  • La Liga: Barcelona squander two-goal lead to draw at Sevilla 1 week ago

    Barcelona stumble to a 2-2 draw at Sevilla on Saturday, letting Real Madrid pull within two points of the Spanish league leader. Messi and Neymar both scored stunning strikes to give Barcelona a commanding lead just after the half-hour mark at Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. But Ever Banega pulled one back against the...
  • Neymar's potential still to be fulfilled: Alex Ferguson April 3, 2015

    Madrid: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believes Brazilian forward Neymar is still a cut below strikers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, widely recognised as the two best players in the world, but that the Brazilian could one day match the duo. The legendary Scottish coach said Messi and Ronaldo are...
  • Neymar can break Pele's Brazil goal record, says Dunga March 29, 2015

    Brazil striker Neymar, who has scored 43 times for his country and is still only 23, can break Pele's long-standing record of 77 international goals, coach Dunga said on Saturday. Pele, widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time, also helped Brazil win three World Cups, in 1958, 1962...
  • Neymar, Willian shine as Brazil beat France 3-1 March 27, 2015

    Paris: Striker Neymar scored his 43rd international goal and midfielder Willian set up two as Brazil beat France 3-1 on Thursday in another step in rebuilding their credibility. It was France's first defeat since last year's World Cup, where they lost to Germany in the quarter-finals. Brazil remain unbeaten since hosting...
  • Josep Maria Bartomeu, Sandro Rosell face jail term in Neymar scandal March 24, 2015

    Madrid: The Spanish anti-corruption prosecutor has requested jail term for Barcelona's president Josep Maria Bartomeu and the football club's former president Sandro Rosell over charges of tax evasion allegedly committed in the signing of Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior. The prosecutor also asked in the indictment submitted to Judge...
  • Barcelona president to stand trial for tax fraud March 14, 2015

    Madrid: A Spanish judge has decided to send Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu, his predecessor Sandro Rosell and the club to trial over alleged tax fraud in the signing of Brazil forward Neymar. Bartomeu, Rosell and club are accused of defrauding the tax authorities of around 13 million euros ($13.8 million) between...
  • Barcelona's 'MNS' is better than Real Madrid's 'BBC', says Neymar March 11, 2015

    Madrid: Barcelona's Neymar reckons the club's forward line, which also includes Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, is superior to Real Madrid's attacking trio, fanning debate over whose is best. On recent form, Barca's South Americans, known in Spain as 'MNS', have the edge over Real's European strike-force of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim...
  • Barcelona's Luis Suarez bursts from shadow of Lionel Messi and Neymar February 25, 2015

    Manchester: Luis Suarez has played third fiddle in Barcelona's attacking trio since his big money move from Liverpool but he returned to England on Tuesday with a reminder of the predatory instincts that haunted Premier League defences. The Uruguayan, so often in the headlines during his spell on Merseyside, mostly for...
  • La Liga: Messi nets three in Barcelona's 5-0 rout of Levante February 15, 2015

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi kept up his scoring streak by netting a hat-trick as Barcelona swept aside an outclassed Levante 5-0 in the Spanish league on Sunday. Messi netted his 12th, 13th and 14th goals in Barcelona's 11-game winning run after Neymar had put the hosts ahead. Substitute Luis Suarez finished off...
  • Played no part in Neymar signing: Barcelona president February 14, 2015

    Madrid: FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu testified that he had no part in drawing up the contract to sign Brazilian striker Neymar in the summer of 2013. Bartomeu testified before judge Pablo Ruz after being indicted for a possible charge of tax evasion, which saw the club not pay 2.8...
  • Barcelona boss reiterates tax fraud denial in Neymar case February 13, 2015

    Madrid: Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu reiterated at a court appearance on Friday that neither he nor the club intentionally committed tax fraud in the signing of Brazil forward Neymar. Bartomeu was a vice president under former president Sandro Rosell when Neymar was signed in 2013 and he the club have been...
  • Messi nets one, plays part in four more as Barcelona beat Bilbao 5-2 February 9, 2015

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a decisive 5-2 away victory over Athletic Bilbao Sunday, bringing his team to within just a point of Real Madrid, which is at the top of the La Liga standings. It took the four-time World Player of the year just 15 minutes to get Barca...
  • Philippe Coutinho can be biggest star in England, says Neymar February 6, 2015

    London: Brazil captain Neymar has tipped Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho to become the biggest star in England after some eye-catching displays in the Premier League. The fleet-footed Coutinho has played an important part in Liverpool's resurgence in recent weeks, with the Brazilian adding greater consistency to his burgeoning bag of tricks. Barcelona...
  • Barcelona president suggests Real Madrid behind Neymar court case February 4, 2015

    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insinuated that bitter enemies Real Madrid had a part to play in the Neymar transfer court case in which he has been called to give evidence. "We have done nothing wrong and we will keep saying the truth. The signing of Neymar took place using the...
  • Barcelona president investigated in Neymar transfer probe February 3, 2015

    Madrid: Spain's prosecutor on Monday asked a National Court judge to investigate Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu in a case of alleged tax fraud in the signing of Brazil striker Neymar. In a statement, prosecutor Jose Perals said he has requested that judge Pablo Ruz probe Bartomeu and the club for...
  • Barcelona dazzle in attack as Luis Enrique's tactics pay off February 2, 2015

    Barcelona have rediscovered their appetite and are dazzling in attack again as coach Luis Enrique's tactics are starting to pay off. A month ago Luis Enrique was in the eye of a hurricane over an alleged bust up with star player Lionel Messi and his days at the helm of the...
  • La Liga: Messi, Neymar lead Barcelona to a 3-2 comeback win over Villarreal February 2, 2015

    Lionel Messi and Neymar both scored to help Barcelona come from behind twice to beat Villarreal 3-2 and stay in the hunt for the Spanish league title on Sunday. Villarreal's Denis Cheryshev struck on the half-hour mark to start the free-scoring match at Camp Nou. Neymar made it 1-1 just before halftime,...
  • Improving Neymar key to Barcelona's pursuit of Real Madrid January 31, 2015

    Neymar took time to settle but is finally shining in Barcelona's devastating attacking trident with Villarreal the next La Liga opponents in their sights on Sunday as the Catalans continue their pursuit of Real Madrid. The pressure of expectation and scandal over the true cost of his transfer fee from Santos...
  • Copa Del Rey: Neymar double sends Barca into semi-finals January 29, 2015

    Neymar struck twice as Barcelona came from behind to seal a 3-2 victory over nine-man Atletico Madrid and reach the King's Cup semi-finals 4-2 on aggregate on Wednesday. Fernando Torres put Atletico ahead inside the first minute with a precise strike from the edge of the area but Barca have clicked...
  • Copa del Rey quarters look finely balanced for return legs January 28, 2015

    Atletico Madrid have to overturn a one-goal deficit at home against FC Barcelona Wednesday night as both sides look to book their places in the semi-finals of the Spanish King's Cup. With Real Madrid apparently unstoppable in the La Liga, the Cup perhaps offers the best chance for domestic honours for...
  • Neymar vows to help Brazil win Olympic gold in 2016 January 28, 2015

    Rio de Janeiro: Football superstar Neymar has vowed to end Brazil's Olympic gold duck by leading his nation to their first title on home soil in 2016. "I think we can learn from everything and if Brazil have still not won this football gold medal that we're all dreaming of, it's...
  • Neymar attributes good form to friend Lionel Messi January 27, 2015

    Barcelona: Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva has attributed a part of his good form this season to a strong relationship with Argentine star player and Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi. "When you are good friends and have a good relationship off the pitch, everything flows. My friendship with Leo is very strong...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's aggression at Cordoba must be punished: Neymar January 27, 2015

    Barcelona: Barcelona striker Neymar says players are often provoked, but must expect punishment if they retaliate as Cristiano Ronaldo did during Real Madrid's 2-1 win at Cordoba. Ronaldo was sent off on a straight red card for punching and kicking defender Edimar inside Cordoba's penalty area during a Spanish league clash....
  • Lionel Messi, Neymar rested for Barca's Cup game at Elche January 15, 2015

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has decided to rest Lionel Messi, Neymar and most of his regulars for the King's Cup last 16, second leg match at Elche later on Thursday. Barca have a 5-0 lead from last week's first leg at the Nou Camp and Luis Enrique has called up...
  • Suarez, Messi score as Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 in La Liga January 12, 2015

    Lionel Messi scored one goal and set up two more for Neymar and Luis Suarez as Barcelona beat defending champion Atletico Madrid 3-1 on Sunday, rejuvenating their Spanish league title bid amid a chaotic week for the Catalan club. Stifled by Atletico in six winless meetings last season, Messi shredded its...
  • Neymar, Messi help Barcelona rout Elche 5-0 in Copa del Rey January 9, 2015

    Madrid: Barcelona set aside their off-field troubles and put on a show in which Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored in a 5-0 route of Elche in a Copa del Rey last-16, first-leg match on Thursday. Neymar opened the scoring from a Suarez cross in the 35th minute. Suarez scored...
  • Neymar recovers from ankle injury December 20, 2014

    Madrid: Brazilian striker Neymar has recovered from an ankle injury and is available to face Cordoba in the Spanish La Liga on Saturday night. The club said that Neymar trained normally on Friday, reports Xinhua. Neymar missed the match against Getafe last weekend with the two teams tied 0-0. Neymar has scored 11...