Goal.com, Thursday, August 22, 2013 4:36 PM
Barcelona midfielder Xavi
believes that Neymar
's goal in Barcelona's 1-1 Supercopa tie against Atletico Madrid will give the Brazil international a big confidence
With Lionel Messi
's leaving the game injured at halftime, Neymar came off the bench and immediately made an impact for his new team, scoring an equalizer in the 66th
"Neymar's goal was pretty important. It will give him confidence," said Xavi, who added that Atletico caused Barca plenty of trouble. "Atletico are a strong rival and they defend
really well. We tried to do a good job both in the first and second half, but it was not easy. Toward the end we found more space. We tried to be patient and we managed to score a goal that will help
us in the return leg."
The second leg takes place at Camp Nou on Aug. 28.
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