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Neymar Scores On His 100th Appearance, As FC Barcelona Suffer Second Defeat In Three Games [Tweets]

Spanish Champions FC Barcelona were stunned at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan as they suffered a shocking 2-1 defeat at the hands of Sevilla, missing out on the chance to leapfrog Villarreal at the top of the table. Neymar marked his 100th appearance for the club with a goal, as Luis Enrique expressed his frustration after the defeat. Luis Enrique’s men fell to a second loss in three games as Michael Krohn-Dehli and Vicente Iborra were on the mark for Sevilla. The visitors were without talisman Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta, and could go into the international break four points adrift of the leaders. Unai Emery’s men knew they had an aerial advantage over Barcelona and it could clearly be witnessed as a tactic, as the colossal Vicente Iborra, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Stephen N’Zonzi formed the Sevilla midfield. The first goal came when Kevin Gameiro outran Jordi Alba down the left wing, whipped the ball across, only for the goalkeeper to […] Read more »

Luis Enrique Confident About His Squad Despite Injury Issues

Seville host an injury-hit Barcelona in the La Liga on Saturday, but Barcelona manager Luis Enrique believes that his available squad is more than equipped, and suggests Luis Suarez’s form is not a concern whatsoever. Luis Enrique’s Barcelona go to one of the most difficult stadiums in the country, Vicente Calderon and it does not help that the Blaugrana are hit by injuries but the manager has the utmost confidence in his available players and believes injuries are not an excuse. The Spaniard suggested, “It’s a situation that comes about and it happens to all teams at some point.” The latest blow for Barcelona is Andres Iniesta’s injury that he picked up against Bayern Leverkusen but Luis Enrique believes, “Over the season it is the squad that wins, even though we do have the best player in the world Leo Messi. I have the utmost confidence in my squad.” The 42 year old was also asked about Luis Suarez’s form, […] Read more »