Neymar Jr.

Barcelona plays against Las Palmas for La Liga’s 18th round

Barcelona returns to Camp Nou this Saturday (14), at 13h15 for a new challenge on the Spanish Championship. Neymar Jr. and his teammates get ready to face Las Palmas, at the 18th round of La Liga, focusing in getting closer to the tourney’s leadership.

After the much deserved 3-1 victory against the Athletic Bilbao, at Copa del Rey’s last 16, Barça advanced to the championship’s quarter finals, but now they have to turn their focus to the other side of the battle. Every available player form the first team has been training since  Thursday for their next challenge. Neymar Jr. made an specific activity last Thursday, but has returned to the training grounds today and is also available for the game.

This Friday, the coach Luis Enrique gave a press conference talking about the previous match and, mainly, about the tough match they’ll have against Las Palmas. “We are up against a side that has a similar philosophy to ours," he said. “They battle for the ball, and they try to use it to open up spaces and create chances.” The coach declared about the duel.

Neymar Jr. has faced Las Palmas twice in his career and, besides having scored a goal against them, he’s also unbeaten. Almost at the 500, the player will play the 499th game of his career this Saturday and, with 98 scored goals for Barcelona (among official and non-official games), the number 11 needs two more goals to score his 100th goal while wearing the club’s shirt.