Neymar believes Atlético clash is like a final

Neymar Jr and Luis Suárez celebrate goal in recent Copa del Rey match against Athletic / VICTOR SALGADO - FCB
The Brazilian forward and strike-partner Luis Suárez are well aware of the strength of Saturday’s opponents

FC Barcelona take on Atlético Madrid in a top of the table clash on Saturday (4pm CET) and Neymar Jr is well aware of the threat Diego Simeone’s side pose.

As both sides sit joint-top of the table, outright leadership in La Liga is at stake, which is why the Brazilian superstar believes that “the match against Atlético is like a final”.

Although he has been scoring for fun this season, La Liga’s top marksman Luis Suárez acknowledges the visitors’ defence which is the best in the division with just eight goals conceded.

“Atlético are solid defensively, and they are also strong in attack,” said the Uruguayan, before adding that “the second round of the season has just started and so we will try to increase our advantage”.