Neymar starts for Barcelona against Juventus amid PSG rumours
The Brazil international’s rumoured exit to PSG has not stopped him from being in the starting lineup for the ICC match against the Serie A champs
Neymar is in the Barcelona starting XI for the club’s International Champions Cup match against Juventus.
The Brazil international’s future has been clouded in recent days as rumours continue to link him with a move to Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.
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Reports on Saturday suggested Neymar has even agreed to personal terms with PSG with the question over his €222 million release clause the big obstacle to a move.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 22, 2017
However, Neymar finds himself starting Saturday, alongside many of Barcelona’s regulars in the ICC battle with Juventus in the United States.
Along with Neymar, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Javier Mascherano, Gerard Pique and Ivan Rakitic fill out a strong group.
Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri also fielded a strong XI, with Gianluigi Buffon, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sami Khedira and Mario Mandzukic among those in there for the Old Lady.
Juve XI: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Benatia, Barzagli, Asamoah; Khedira, Marchisio; Sturaro, Lemina, Bentancur; Mandzukic. #JuveFCB#JuventUStour
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 22, 2017
The lineups in full:
Barcelona: Cillessen, Vidal, Mascherano, Pique, Digne, Samper, Rakitic, Iniesta, Neymar Jr, Messi, Alcacer
Juventus: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Benatia, Barzagli, Asamoah; Khedira, Marchisio; Sturaro, Lemina, Bentancur; Mandzukic.