Neymar had Chape tribute planned

Barcelona and Brazil star Neymar had prepared to pay tribute to Chapecoense if he had scored in El Clasico against Real Madrid, he has revealed.

The 24-year-old had worn a t-shirt commemorating the tragedy which had occurred in Colombia four days previously under his Barca kit to pay his respects to the 71 people who perished, including 19 players from the Brazilian club.

"I was going to show a Chapecoense shirt if I had score against Real Madrid," the Brazilian said in an interview on Gol.

"It's what I could do in the moment, a message to help, to give strength to the families. It's a very difficult moment, it's hard for who is going through this."

Barcelona have confirmed they have invited Chapecoense to play in next summer's Joan Gamper Trophy match at Camp Nou in response to the tragedy, while the forward is also expected to take part when his country play Colombia at the end of January in a match to help victims of the crash.

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