Neymar steps out of Messi’s shadow to fuel treble talk

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A suddenly revitalised Barcelona is eyeing a second treble of Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey in three seasons. Barca’s stunning revival from a 4-0 first leg deficit to beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 in the Champions Leaguye has given the team a huge lift. Neymar, the architect of the win over PSG, said the team is full of confidence. “We believed before and now even more (so),” he said.

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After partying into the early hours of Thursday morning with three-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, Barca and Neymar travel to Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday looking to avoid a hangover.

“It wouldn’t be a bad thing if Barca went out partying,” hopeful Deportivo boss Pepe Mel told radio station Onda Cero with his side sitting just five points above the relegation zone.

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