Barcelona came away with a one-all draw in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Atletico Madrid at the Estadio Vicente Calderon on Wednesday 21 August 2013 thanks to an important equalizer from new boy Neymar.
Neymar headed in a crucial equalizer to open his goal account for the Catalans after ex-Barcelona striker David Villa had given his new side the lead with a stunning 12th minute volley.
Barcelona dominated possession but struggled to create chances throughout the first leg before Neymar’s 66th-minute equalizer denied the host a first leg advantage.
Just as Tata Martino predicted in the pre-match press conference on Tuesday, the tie between FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid will be decided at the Camp Nou.
The home team, who took the lead after 12 minutes thanks to a superb strike from Villa, took control of the game early on but loosened their grip as minutes ticked off the clock.
The champion will now be decided on Wednesday 28 August when the two sides meet at the Camp Nou for the return leg.