It was a lucky goal, but he did score and it did count, as Neymar got on the scoreboard in the 19th minute for Barcelona to give them the lead against their bitter rivals, Real Madrid.

And thus ended the comparisons between the two marquee signings of the two rival clubs this summer, Neymar and Gareth Bale, but only until they meet again and Gareth Bale recovers to full fitness.

The match did prove one point, Barcelona look refreshed after the appointment of new coach and his new mantras, as they finally did beat Los Blancos after a gap of almost two years.

Although there still is one team that can be considered of the same level as Barcelona or maybe better on form, Bayern Munich.

The German club won the last European Cup in a treble-winning season that saw them overcome their rivals Borussia Dortmund in the final.

They are on an unbeaten run of 39 consecutive league match, which doesn’t seem like will end any time soon. They are the only team that can match Barcelona attack for attack and flair for flair with both sides boasting a team of world-class talents.

Barcelona have Lionel Messi, the best player to have ever played the game, with his possible heir Neymar also in the mix. Add to that the skills of Xavi and Iniesta and multi-talented Cesc Fabregas and the unmatched flair of Alexis Sanchez and Pedro, you have the best link up play with pace and skill in the world.

If Barcelona continue the run of form they have shown early this season in the European competition, then they could well be heading towards Champions League glory.

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