Barcelona star Neymar was delighted to have netted his first goal for the club after coming off the bench to equalize against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.
The Brazilian was once again consigned to starting among the substitutes, but he found the net almost immediately after entering the fray on the hour mark.
The 21-year-old headed home a cross from compatriot Dani Alves to cancel out former Barcelona forward David Villa’s opener at Estadio Vicente Calderon, and he spoke of his delight at opening his account for the Blaugrana.
“I'm thrilled to have scored my first goal," Neymar told AS. “I’m happy, because I came on and was able to help the team in a difficult situation.
“Atletico are a strong side, and they showed that again in this match. It’s a good result and now we have to do the job at home.”