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Barcelona: Neymar hails Suárez, Messi as he enjoys old club's win

Barcelona: Neymar hails Suárez, Messi as he enjoys old club's win

CHARLES PLATIAU

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PSG's ex-Barça star took to social media to hail Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi after the pair's goals against Atlético as good as sealed the title.

Ex-Barcelona star Neymar, who is regularly linked with a return to the club from Paris Saint-Germain, has taken to social media to hail the match-winning contribution of former team-mates Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi as the Blaugrana all but sealed the LaLiga title on Saturday.

Barcelona on verge of title after win over Atlético

Suárez and Messi's late goals earned Barça a 2-0 win over championship rivals Atlético Madrid that left the Catalans 11 points clear of Los Rojiblancos at the top of LaLiga, with just seven matches to go.

Neymar congratulates Suárez, Messi on social media

As Barcelona celebrated the crucial victory at the Camp Nou, Suárez posted a photo of himself with Messi on Instagram, accompanied by the caption: "GET IIIIIIIIIIN. Awesome stuff from the lads." Soon after, Neymar - who has also frequently been tipped to join Barça's arch rivals Real Madrid - commented on the post, congratulating the pair with the message, "Legends."

Division of opinion on Neymar in Instagram replies

Many of Suárez's followers replied to Neymar's comment by urging the PSG forward to rejoin Barça, while others criticised the Brazilian over his 2017 decision to leave for the Ligue 1 champions in a world-record, 222m-euro transfer.