Neymar started the game against Valencia, partnering Messi up front and the Brazilian told Barça TV after the match: "I'm gradually building an understanding with  Messi". The two combined for the Argentinean's third goal, with Neymar putting Messi through and boss Tata Martino admitted: "there was some concern expressed as to how the two would work together after the first game, but 24 hours have sorted that one out".

Neymar also spoke about the team's performance in Mestalla, claiming: “I think we played  very well. We are happy with the win. We are getting fitter with every game".

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