Related

Article

Neymar pleased with goalscoring return

16 February 2014 12:30

Barcelona star Neymar could not hide his delight after making a goalscoring return from an ankle injury on Saturday.

The Brazilian came off the bench to fire home a spectacular effort from 20 yards to round off a thumping 6-0 victory against struggling Rayo Vallecano after a four-week spell on the sidelines.

And the 22-year-old was pleased to be back from injury, but was keen to keep his feet on the ground after such a convincing win.

"I'm very happy to be able to play and I’m very happy that I scored," Neymar told Barca's official website. "This month has been long, I was very eager to play.

"I'd give the team a nine out of 10, we played a really good game, but you can always improve."

Pedro, who scored Barca's fourth on Saturday, hoped the display would be the ideal preparation for their trip to Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League last 16 on Tuesday.

"This victory gives us confidence for the difficult games ahead," the Spain international said. "During the season we've played some good games, but today (Saturday) we played one of the best games of the season.

"The game on Tuesday against City will be a very difficult match."

Sponsored links

Info

Competition
Primera División
Date
15 February 2014
Game week
24
Kick-off
20:00
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
6 - 0
Venue
Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Attendance
74517

Goals

Adriano Correia 2'
(assist by Pedro) 
1 - 0
L. Messi 36'
(assist by Fàbregas) 
2 - 0
A. Sánchez 53'
(assist by L. Messi) 
3 - 0
Pedro 56'
(assist by Fàbregas) 
4 - 0
L. Messi 68'
(assist by A. Sánchez) 
5 - 0
Neymar 89'  
6 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
5
22
21 2'
3
4
8
16
10 36' 68'
9 53'
7 56'
Coach: G. Martino

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
11 89'
14
20
13
17
18
19
# Player Bookings
2
19
12
1
7
8
17

Wednesday 3 September

Tuesday 2 September

21:38
21:20
21:01
20:28
20:20
19:48
18:17
18:08
18:07
17:55
17:35
17:25
17:05
17:02
16:45
16:36
16:25
16:24
16:03
15:50
14:53
13:52
13:41
13:22
13:16
12:55
12:46
12:35
12:00
11:46
11:39
11:34
11:15
10:56
10:56
10:46
10:15
09:57
09:41
09:20
08:23
08:02
07:52
07:35
07:33
06:06
05:11
03:22
02:54
02:53
02:41
02:39
02:32
01:57
01:54
01:30
00:49
00:49
00:41
00:37
00:19
00:06

Monday 1 September

23:44
23:39
23:19
22:59
22:47
22:45
22:35
22:28
22:04
22:02
21:51
21:44
20:53
20:46
20:39
20:26
20:12
20:09
20:07
19:35
18:45
18:40
18:33
18:23
18:15
18:08
17:52
17:52
17:44
17:43
17:33
17:23
17:18
17:04
17:03
16:49
15:49
15:35
15:33
15:31
14:32
14:32
14:28
13:50
13:14
13:09
12:57
12:50
12:06
11:58
11:39
11:07
10:57
10:50
10:22
10:16
09:26
09:19
07:47
06:50
06:48
06:01
05:35
04:55
04:51
04:00
03:56
03:53
02:58
02:45
02:27
02:27
02:00
01:06
00:25
00:17
00:14
00:03

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 2 +4 6
2 2 +3 4
3 2 +2 4
4 2 +1 4
5 2 +1 4

Facebook