Neymar's 'good' start and rumours of Gareth Bale deal rule Spain

The 21-year-old Brazilian Neymar scored a header on Wednesday to earn a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup after Lionel Messi was substituted at halftime due to pain in his left thigh.

updated: August 22, 2013 19:17 IST
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Barcelona: For the first time since Cristiano Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009, the talk in Spain doesn't revolve around either the Portugal forward or his main rival at Barcelona, Lionel Messi.

Arguably the two best players in the world have been overshadowed by what appears to be the imminent arrival of Tottenham winger Gareth Bale to Madrid and Neymar's good start at Barcelona.

With Messi hurt and likely unavailable for Sunday's match at Malaga, Neymar may get his first start for Barcelona after coming off the bench in his first two games.

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