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Messi, Mascherano and Suarez lead Barcelona inquest… but Neymar left sulking after red card

Date Posted,April 9, 2017

Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Luis Suarez led the inquest as Barcelona suffered a shock defeat at Malaga in La Liga, as Neymar was left sulking.

The 2-0 reverse left the Catalans’ title hopes hanging by a thread – they now trail Clasico rivals Real Madrid by three points and Los Blancos have a game in hand.

Barca take on Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday evening, travelling to Turin for the first leg of their quarter-final.

And they are determined to bounce back, with Messi, Mascherano and Suarez leading the fightback, according to Spanish outlet Sport.

Mascherano was the most animated on the team bus following the defeat (Photo: Getty)
Neymar is given his marching orders (Photo: Getty Images Europe)

The trio sat together on the team bus to discuss the defeat and how Barca can improve ahead of their game in Italy.

Luis Enrique’s side are desperate to avoid a repeat of the first leg of their last-16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain where they lost 4-0, only to miraculously recover in the return fixture at the Nou Camp.

Mascherano was the most animated of the trio, gesturing on how Barca need to change, including using water bottles to show tactical situations.

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