Brazilian superstar Neymar is set to return to action having served his suspension.

He featured in Barcelona’s 3-0 rout of Espanyol and he is poised to do more as Barcelona make the last push for the La Liga title this term.

After their El Clasico surprise victory, Barcelona need Real to slip just once so they can retain the domestic league in which they have dominated far longer than their competitors in recent years.

On a personal level, Neymar may not have been as impressive this season. He has netted just nine times this season in the local league unlike Lionel Messi who has scored 33 goals and Suarez who has a total of 26. With just three league games left, the sterling forward is yet to reach double figures – something many would expect. Continue reading NEYMAR TO HELP BARCA IN CLOSING STAGES OF THE SEASON

Rivaldo Considers Messi Still Better Than Neymar

Brazil soccer legend Rivaldo is of the opinion that Neymar has made a lot of progress in the last two years, but he still lags behind his Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.

Rivaldo considers Messi as the best player in the world even now. The former Barcelona striker knows a thing or two about dominating at the world level. Rivaldo was considered as one of the fiercest strikers at his peak when he was playing for Barcelona. When Neymar’s move to the Camp Nou was announced, there were instant comparisons between Neymar and Rivaldo. The latter has tried focusing more on the comparisons with Messi.

Even though Messi has come out unsuccessful in three major international tournaments over a period of three years, many still regard him to be the best. He comes on the back of an average campaign with Barcelona. After being overshadowed by Luis Suarez in most of the games last season, Messi is in need of a comeback campaign. Even now, Rivaldo considers Messi to be a step ahead in the race. One of the primary ambitions for Neymar is to be crowned as the best player in the world. Rivaldo achieved this status back in 1999, but he reckons that Neymar is a couple of years away from reaching this stage.
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