Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar looks on during the Spanish league football match CD Leganes CF vs FC Barcelona at the Butarque municipal stadium in Leganes on Sept. 17, 2016. Barcelona won 5-1. / AFP / PEDRO ARMESTRE
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Three key former players who turned coaches supported Neymar on Tuesday, the day before Barcelona's game against rival Atletico Madrid.Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he didn't think Neymar was disrespecting his opponents.Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said Neymar's style shouldn't surprise anybody.Barcelona is bracing for another hard-fought match against Atletico Madrid.The teams meet Wednesday in the first big game of the season in Spain – the first encounter between the clubs since Atletico eliminated Barcelona in the quarterfinals of last season's Champions League.Atletico is fourth, four points behind Madrid after four rounds.Both teams have their top players available and are boosted by huge wins.Madrid is the only team to have won all four matches to start the league and has a three-point lead over Barcelona and Las Palmas.
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