Neymar benched as Adriano nets in Barcelona victory
Defender Adriano netted as Barcelona defeat Almeria 2-0 and maintained their 100 per cent start to the season.
Adriano’s Brazilian compatriot Neymar remained on the bench for the whole 90 minutes, as coach Gerard Martino continued his rotation policy. Daniel Alves also started.
The strike was Adriano’s second goal of the season, having also scored in a 1-0 win at Malaga.
Elsewhere in La Liga, Brazilian forward Jonas netted the winner as Valencia beat Rayo Vallecano 1-0 at the Mestalla. He now has four goals in his last three outings.