Today is a very special day for the Brazilian wonder kid, Neymar Jr. Not just because it is his home debut at the Camp Nou, - but also because it is against his old side Santos. We take a look at tonights game and Neymar's debut here.
You would think the Brazilian super star Neymar will have had a butterfly or two in his stomach, when he opened his eyes this morning. The golden boy has been this summers big football news and the Neymar chitter chatter probably won't die down today, as he will be given his official debut at Barcelona's legendary home stadium, Nou Camp. The young man follows in the steps of Laudrup, Cruyff, Stoichkov and Messi, who all got their debut on the fabled pitch and later wrote themselves into Catalan folklore.
Neymar's first game at his new home ground also has potential to become something very special. Not only is it the first time Neymar meets the sizzling Barca crowd, but he will also be facing his former club Santos. It was here the tricky attacker was raised, after they signed him at the tender age of just 13, which made him the player he is today.
Neymar already played his first game for FC Barcelona this Tueday, when the Catalan giants took on Lechi Gdansk in Poland. He only played 12 minutes, in a game that finished 2-2. Neymar did only start training with the rest of the Barca squad the day before, as he had been on extended holiday, following the Brazilian Confederations Cup. He was a decisive factor in them winning the title, as he famously helped Brazil beat the World- and European champions 3-0 in the final.
How things go, when Neymar treads onto the hallowed ground at the Nou Camp, only time will tell. One thing is sure however, Neymar will be acompanied by his weapon of choice - the unpredictable Nike Hypervenom Phantom. It is delivered in a special and super exclusive boot bag, which we also had one of, but gave away to one lucky Unisport user. The ball Neymar hopes to knock in behind his old goalkeeper is the Nike Invyte football, which will be used in some of the biggest leagues around Europe.
When the game kicks off at 21:30 CET at the Camp Nou, all eyes will most definitely be fixed on the young Brazilian gentleman, of whom there is expected so much. Many of them will probably be wearing the new Barcelona home, or away-shirt. The new Barcelona shirts are made in a classic and elegant design and with the clubs new hero on the back, you are sure to get a shirt, which will bring you plenty of positive attention from other Barca fans.
Neymar has also had his Hypervenom's personalised and on top of his own NJR-logo, he has also had Ousadia Alegria embroided. It means audacity and joy, which is definitely something that reflects in Neymar's play and was also essential in the creation of his new boot, the Nike Hypervenom Phantom.
Neymar has a talent that is seldom seen in the world and we are excited to see whether he will sink or swim, the latter being in our opinion the most likely. He is a unique character on the pitch and if you would like to see more of the stylish Brazilian, then check out our cool campaign-site here:
We can't wait to see Neymar in action for the first time at the Nou Camp, when Barcelona take on Santos. How do you think the game will go? And do you think Neymar can score against his boyhood club? Tell us in the comment-section down below, or on Facebook and Twitter.