In-form Barcelona attacker Neymar has given his side an early lead in the La Liga clash with Espanyol.
The Brazil international, who has caught the eye in the Champions League of late with some impressive displays against Paris Saint-Germain in the two-legged quarter-final, fired home with 16 minutes on the clock to keep his team’s title bid firmly on track:
There was a hint of offside surrounding the involvement of former Liverpool talisman Luis Suarez in the build-up to the deadlock-breaker but the effort stood and it put the Catalan giants on course for three important points.
The superb, pinpoint pass from Barca’s main man, Lionel Messi, started the move, further demonstrated the blossoming partnership between Neymar and his Argentine team-mate, which has improved of late.
Forward trio Suarez, Messi and Neymar are currently operating at their free-flowing best, which is a timely boost for head coach Luis Enrique as he approaches the business end of the 2014-15 campaign.