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Neymar: 'Lionel Messi is still the best'

Barcelona forward Neymar insists that his teammate Lionel Messi is still the best player in the world.

Barcelona forward Neymar has said that his teammate Lionel Messi is still the best player in the world.

The Argentine has faced criticism from some sections this season despite scoring 39 times in a campaign that has seen him miss two months through injury.

"I can say that I train every day with Leo and to me me he is the best, he's a special player," he told Sport.

Neymar is currently on the sidelines with a foot injury, but is expected to return for Barcelona's final home league game of the season, which is against current La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.

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Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs RC Celta de Vigo at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 26, 2014
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona54101651113
2Real Madrid5410123913
3AlavesAlaves531185310
4Celta Vigo522110828
5Atletico MadridAtletico52215418
6GironaGirona522178-18
7Sevilla521210647
8Espanyol52125417
9Real Sociedad52127707
10Getafe52124407
11EibarEibar521256-17
12Athletic Bilbao41307616
13Real Betis513135-26
14Villarreal512223-15
15Valencia504135-24
16Levante5113811-34
17Huesca5113613-74
18Real Valladolid503235-23
19Rayo Vallecano4103310-73
20Leganes5014410-61

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