Originally posted by NinerAce:
Neymar had his debut yesterday. Played about 15 minutes and got hacked for about 12 of them. Messi left the game about 2 minutes before Neymar went in. They will probably play at the same time this Friday when Barca plays against Santos.
I didn't watch the game...thanks for the update. I saw some highlights on youtube. Alexis Sanchez looks great so far this pre-season. IMO, he'll be my breakout candidate during the first half of the season. It will take Neymar a good 6-7 months to adjust to Barca. Hopefully, he'll be ready when ECL knockout stage begins.
The way Sanchez has played this pre-season...I can't wait to see Messi, Neymar, and Sanchez playing together. This will give Messi a lot of space to operate the center of the pitch. The biggest problem with Villa was - he lost a step or two after his injury. Defenders would constantly cheat off him. Sanchez and Neymar will pay 'em if they continue to do that.
Lookin' forward to the Santos game and then the Super Cup. Should be fun.