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Neymar scores first goal for Barcelona in rout

Photo: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian sensation Neymar will make his debut in La Liga on Aug. 18 against Levante.

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- Neymar scored his first goal in a Barcelona shirt on Wednesday, helping his new team beat Thailand 7-1 in a preseason friendly.

The Brazil striker scored the team's opening goal in the 11th minute at Rajamangala National Stadium. Lionel Messi added two goals, Pedro Rodriguez scored a hat trick and Alexis Sanchez also scored.

Barcelona will next fly to Malaysia on Thursday to play a friendly in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. The Spanish league starts the following weekend.

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