Don’t Get Caught Offside – The Replacements: Neymar Goes to France

Introduction

You’ve spent weeks preparing THE perfect team to kick off the season.  It’s not easy to have two strikers and three midfielders that average above £10.0, but you’ve somehow found the perfect balance between firepower and the best bang-for-your-buck defense £21.0 can buy.

And then, two weeks before Gameweek 1, a title contender spends the equivalent of a small country’s GDP on the latest striker from La Liga, and you know your guy will be spending the majority of the season making 10-minute, game-ending appearances instead of earning you crazy points.

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FC Barcelona vs Manchester United – 2017 International Champions Cup

Messi Rojo Laughing Barcelona vs Manchester United

LANDOVER – Barcelona beat Manchester United 1-0 in a preseason friendly match at the 2017 International Champions Cup tournament. Over 80,000 traveling fans turned out on a beautiful footballing evening at the Redskins’ FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.

Neymar pre-season form.

Neymar BarcelonaNeymar continues to exude class in spite of all the rumors that place him with one foot inside millionaire French club Paris Saint-Germain.  The Brazilian scored the only goal of the match after 31 minutes, taking advantage of an Antonio Valencia error after a cutting pass from Lionel Messi.

Valencia failed to intercept the pass and slipped as Neymar collected the ball and calmly placed it past United keeper David de Gea.

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