Neymar and Paulinho seem to stark alternate opposites with regards to Barcelona; the past and the present. Regardless of the differences, the duo remains national team-mates but Paulinho demonstrated where his loyalties lie on Wednesday as he injured the world most expensive player in Brazil training session
The PSG man was forced to leave the session right on time in the wake of getting serious tackles from both Paulinho and Tardelli. The blows were not serious, but rather they were sufficient enough to send Neymar back to the changing room early.
This was the test that finished Neymar’s training session:
Some have reacted to the news by declaring it ‘Karma’, others have simply laughed and some have declared Paulinho a ‘culé’ for life.
This person was in the latter camp, telling their Twitter followers: “Paulinho has injured Neymar in Brazil training. He’s one of our own. Paulinho ’till I die.”
The incident continued to be the talk of social media, with one chap commenting: “Paulinho has done more for Barcelona in one training session that Arda Turan has managed in three years.” Savage stuff.