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Neymar: Messi’s penalty pass was meant for me

Barcelona forward Neymar said Lionel Messi’s penalty pass to Luis Suarez in Sunday’s 6-1 win over Celta Vigo was meant for him instead.

Barcelona were 3-1 ahead against Celta when the Catalans were handed a penalty which Messi stepped forward to take.

“It was for me, we had practiced it in training!” he said with a smile. “Leo and myself had practiced but Luis was closer and he scored it.

“Our friendship is the most important thing. It doesn’t matter who scores the goals just that we win the games,” Neymar said.