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Neymar left Barcelona 'because of Messi'

Neymar left Barcelona 'because of Messi'

Paulinho and Denis Suarez also netted for the second consecutive game as Barca stretched their lead at the top of La Liga to seven points over Real Madrid.

Messi opened the scoring in nonchalant fashion from the penalty spot on 21 minutes after Nelson Semedo had been felled by an ungainly challenge from Alejandro Galvez.

His four goals yesterday puts his La Liga tally at nine goals in the season's opening five matches.

Benedito claims Messi's father is the only one to sign the deal and until the player himself commits, the agreement "has no validity".

"I don't know Cristiano as a person, but they're two different types of player, both have their own style", continued the full-back.

Jeremy Mathieu, a former Barcelona defender believes Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain in order to escape from the shadow of Lionel Messi.

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"His decision, my opinion is that he left Barcelona because he was behind [Lionel] Messi". That had not happened since a 3-1 win also against Getafe, in September 2012, when the goals were scored by Messi (two) and David Villa.

"He is the most intelligent player that I have ever seen on a football pitch", he told a news conference.

Here, we look at the key numbers in wake of another disappointing result on home territory for the Spanish giants.

Neymar moved to PSG for a world-record €222 million fee in August and has enjoyed a spectacular start to his time in Ligue 1, registering five goals and five assists in six appearances in all competitions. "It's not the first time he's lied".

Posting a video that shows Betis scoring past Madrid stopper Keylor Navas, Rodrigo captions it:"Que bien nos vamos a dormir hoy", - which roughly translates to "We're going to sleep well tonight".

Lionel Messi has scored eight goals from his last 12 attempts in La Liga. "It is a joy to be able to enjoy it with our fans", said Valencia coach Marcelino.