Both teams are now six points ahead of third place Real Madrid, but Carlo Ancelotti's side will reduce their arrears to three if they beat Espanyol on Sunday. In Saturday's other La Liga fixtures, fouth-placed Athletic Bilbao romped to a 6-1 victory over Almeria while Valencia's stuttering season continued as they went down 2-1 at Celta Vigo. Two matches were played in Serie A on Saturday with Parma climbing to seventh after running out 3-0 winners at second-from-bottom Livorno while the match between Bologna agen judi bola terpercaya Lazio ending goalless.
Barcelona express their anger after club president targeted over Neymar contract investigation
The club said in a statement on their website: "Barcelona Football Club wishes to express its most energetic indignation about the report by the state prosecutor on the signing of Neymar Da Silva Santos Junior. "The operation to sign Neymar Da Silva Santos Junior was complex, an example of business engineering, agen judi bola terpercaya we have repeatedly expressed the confidential nature of some of its agreements," they added. "Our rivals were prepared to conduct the same operation for much more money but (FC Barcelona) won through thanks to the skill agen judi bola terpercaya expertise of its negotiating team.
Barcelona held to a 0-0 draw at Atletico Madrid in Spanish league
Neymar also came on in the second half for Barcelona but the Brazil striker made agen judi little impact as the teams played out their third straight draw following the summer Spanish Super Cup series. Atletico will remain encouraged about winning their first title since 1996 agen judi bola terpercaya dislodging the Barcelona-Real Madrid monopoly that has been broken only by Deportivo La Coruna agen judi bola terpercaya Valencia since. Real Madrid travels to Espanyol on Sunday knowing a victory will move them to within three points of the leaders. While Barcelona counted on their squad of regulars, Atletico's lineup was relatively unchanged down to coach Diego Simeone's all-black suit agen judi bola terpercaya jacket. The hosts started more brightly behind Diego Costa as the Brazilian-born striker's short cross along the goal-line was headed just over for the game's opening chance four minutes in.