In moments of despair you look for heroes to stand up and be counted. You look towards your superstars to provide that moment of inspiration. You look for your leaders to drive your team forward. (Barcelona’s greatest night is Neymar’s finest hour!)
With 10 minutes to go everyone at the Nou Camp was looking at Lionel Messi to stand up and inspire his team. He has done it so many times that you have grown accustomed to a piece of Messi magic puling Barca through.
But Barca’s number 10 did not do that this around. He did not have a particularly great game himself. Luis Suarez, who was the driving force behind Barcelona’s La Liga triumph last season had a frustrating night as well.
But Neymar did step up.