Madrid: Lionel Messi is not completely fit. So Luis Enrique does not take risk to give complete fate on the soccer star. But that does not put Barcelona any trouble as Neymar and Luis Suarez has taken the position of Messi.
Goals from Neymar, Andres Iniesta and two from Luis Suarez put the hosts to the steel as an under-pressure Benitez looked to shrug off suggestions he was a defensive coach by going all-out attack and watching it backfire in spectacular fashion.
Barcelona starts his play today as a royal gesture. Luis Suarez opened the scoring only first 11 minutes of the play. And as Barca’s domination continued, Neymar wring an effort underneath Keylor Navas to make it 2-0 in the first half and send the hosts into half-time to a barrage of abuse.
In many ways Real Madrid’s homework could not have been more wonderful which stars like Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale were exempt from international duty while others, including skipper Sergio Ramos, Pepe and Karim Benzema used the last fortnight as extended rehab to recover from injuries.