Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona: Supercopa Live Score, Highlights, Recap
Neymar appeared from the bench to earn Barcelona a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Supercopa on Wednesday night.
David Villa, facing the club he left in the summer, fired the hosts into a first half lead at the Vicente Calderon, connecting with a volley that left Victor Valdes no chance.
Cesc Fabregas replaced Lionel Messi, who was carrying a slight knock, at half time, but it was the arrival of Neymar which would prove the turning point just before the hour.
Dani Alves' far post cross was met by the head of his Brazilian colleague, and it ensured the two sides head to Camp Nou for the return leg next week with all to play for.
Spanish Supercopa; Vicente Calderon, Madrid (2300 CET; 2200 BST; 1700 ET)
Atletico Madrid 1-1 Barcelona
Villa '14, Neymar '66
Atletico Madrid: Thibaut Courtois; Juanfran, Diego Godin, Miranda, Filipe Luis; Mario Suarez, Gabi; Arda Turan (Leo Baptistao), Diego Costa (Cristian 'Cebolla' Rodriguez), Koke (Oliver Torres), David Villa
Barcelona: Victor Valdes; Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Xavi Hernandez (Alex Song), Andres Iniesta; Alexis Sanchez, Lionel Messi (Cesc Fabregas), Pedro Rodriguez (Neymar)
It's goodbye from the Vicente Calderon then, where the match ended as a story of both goal scorers. David Villa and Neymar. We'll leave you with a photo of the latter celebrating the goal which means it's, arguably, advantage Barcelona ahead of the second leg at Camp Nou.
David Villa's stunning opener was cancelled out by Neymar's first Barcelona goal at the Vicente Calderon, leaving things all square ahead of the second leg at Camp Nou next Wednesday night.
90 -- There will be just two minutes of added time at the Vicente Calderon
89 -- Time for Alex Song
Tata Martino makes his last substitution, withdrawing captain Xavi Hernandez and replacing him with Alex Song as injury time looms.
88 -- Atleti applying some pressure
But this time it's Barcelona who put up a resolute wall and force their hosts all the way back into their own half. Courtois punts it long, Barca clear again. Repeat as necessary.
86 -- Neymar picks up a booking to go with his goal
The Brazilian, all over the back of Gabi, eventually brings the Atleti captain to the ground, picking up a yellow card in the process.
85 -- Final five, here we go
Does either team need to win it? The pace has slowed a bit recently. Atleti would have to back themselves to either win, or get a higher scoring draw that 1-1 at Camp Nou next week, is that what they're thinking?
80 -- Messi update
Lionel Messi cuts a frustrated figure watching on from the bench, but he was supposedly withdrawn as a precaution against a slight injury.
79 -- Simeone plays his final card
Cristian Rodriguez, who scored against Sevilla at the weekend, replaces Diego Costa in Atletio's third and last change of the night.
76 -- Second Atletico change
Summer signing Leo Baptistao replaces Arda Turan. With Costa, Villa and Baptistao on the pitch, Atleti can't be accused of settling for the draw.
74 -- Courtois stands tall!
Neymar's far post cross is met by Alexis, but Courtois stands tall and beats the Chilean's effort out for a corner kick. Xavi clears everyone with the corner though.
73 -- First change for Atletico
Young, talented, highly though of Oliver Torres replaces Koke, who's still quite young himself.
72 -- Barcelona free kick
A foul on Alexis Sanchez draws a free kick in a very dangerous position. Xavi wards off the attention of Fabregas but his effort shaves the roof of Courtois' net.
68 -- Atleti nearly back in front immediately
Almost from kick off Atletico exploit too much space at the back, but Diego Costa's low drive is forced clear by Valdes. Game on or what?
67 -- Barcelona are level
Patient build up play ends with Alves looping a deep, deep cross into the box, and Neymar, showing more desire than the Atleti defense, arrives to head down and into the back of the net. We're all level.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL FOR BARCELONA!
65 -- Alba in the book
Jordi Alba, outpaced and out fought by Diego Costa, brings down Atleti's Brazilian and picks up a yellow card for his efforts. Atleti over hit the free kick though.
63 -- Busquets a lucky man
The Vicente Calderon crowd is outraged. Busquets comes in late to a challenge, but, despite giving the free kick, the referee doesn't deem it worthy of a second yellow card. Lucky, lucky man.
61 -- Atletico Madrid corner
Koke swings it is, Diego Costa swings a leg, Barcelona clear their lines. For now. Not for long though, Atleti win it back, feed Costa, but his shot is claimed by Valdes.
59 -- It's time for a certain Brazilian...
Here comes Neymar. He'll replace Pedro and he's got just over 30 minutes to mark his arrival in Spain. What's he got?
57 -- Yellow card for Suarez
First of all Mario Suarez goes in late on Alexis Sanchez, then he tugs him back as he looks to accelerate away. Definite booking.
55 -- Atleti more than riding the storm
Since that penalty appeal and Iniesta's dipping shot, it has been Atleti who have been asking the questions. For the last few minutes they've been camped in Barca's half, and only some last ditch defending prevented them from doubling their lead.
52 -- Atleti free kick
Alexis Sanchez gives away a set piece about 40 yards out. Koke delivers and it almost deceives everyone and bounces into the net, but instead flies just wide of Valdes' post.
51 -- Iniesta shoots from distance
Andres Iniesta buys a ticket for the raffle, but it's easy enough for Courtois to stop him winning it.
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